I have recently been reminded of what stunning fish betta's are and am thinking about getting one. However, if I do, I wish to get everything perfect, obviously! I have been sulking around the forum reading up on the subject since although I have kept fish before Ive never specialised in a betta.
My first consideration is a tank, I know my sizes, i refuse to buy anything too small. Im presently torn between a nano cube and a more traditional hooded tank. Im looking to have a cycled tank for sure. Does anyone here have any experience with a nano cube? (the acrylic ones with adjustable arm lights) Or think that one is better than the other for a betta?
Im also trying to establish if I will actually be able to get the sort of betta I would like. Im hoping for a Crown. Ive been looking on places like aquabid, but I must admit im a little leery of shipping fish since I am actually in Britain. Ive never seen anything but veiled's in the shops local to me. Are there any reputable places like that, or private breeders I could contact if and when I am ready to find my little friend that are british based?
Any thoughts/hints/tips/advice would be rather welcome.