Hi all! I'm new to the forums but I have had many betta in the past. I currently have three HMPK males. Two live in Marina Cubus 1-gallon "tanks", which do ok and they seem happy, but I'd like to upgrade someday. I'm quite addicted to nano tanks, as bubblers usually annoy me because they are noisy. My third, Mitch, lives in a Fluval SPEC. I love the tank, and to me it seemed like the ideal betta home, but when I first got it for Pei Ling, he was miserable in it because of the current. Mitch seems to be enjoying it overall, but the filtration current still pushes him around something crazy.
I'm wondering if this is a bad thing. It doesn't seem to make him unhappy, but I know betta are supposedly adapted to live in still pools. I don't want to put too much stress on him by him having to fight the current, etc. I did read a review of it somewhere that one woman kept her betta in it and did not run the filtration system all the time, only sometimes. Is this a good idea? Any input would be greatly appreciated.