Mel is my first fish and I got him as a room mate for college. I named him after Mel
icertes who became the greek god Palaemon.
I start my freshman year at Lock Haven in the fall. Right now I have a few questions to get me started. I've read up alot but need more specific information.
Firstly, right now I have a 2.5 gallon tank and I am controlling the temp with a desk lamp and thermometer. I was wondering what heater would be good for his tank. (Please keep in mind that I am a student and my parents are too thrilled with my new friend, so not alot of money can be spent. I am willing to do a little more work to save money rather than go with the luxury things.)
Secondly, I need advice on a good filter. The same things as above apply here. With the filter you suggest, how often should I change the water?
Thirdly, I live 3 hours from Lock Haven. When moving day comes what would be the best way to transport Mel? should I leave him in the tank with a little less water to prevent spilling or save the cup i bought him in? Should he come home on weekedns I can't get anyone to take care of him? What about holidays?
Finnally, are there any tips you have for me that aren't on every other basic betta care guide? Are there any products I should stay away from or anything? Any common mistake people make?
Thank you for all of your help.