Hello there! In my adult life, I've had two bettas. My current one is my third. We just got him on Tuesday in a spontaneous shopping trip to walmart. He was way too pretty to pass up!
My first betta lived in this tank:
It's 1.5 gallons and the tank that our new betta is living in temporarily. I HATED the filter that went with the tank, and the size was a bit small for what I wanted, so I eventually upgraded. Right now he's in there without a filter until we can find him a permanent home.
My second tank was this one:
I much preferred the filter on this one, but it did seem to get dirtier a lot quicker. My second betta had a severe case of tail/fin rot that I treated with little success. He eventually passed away.
What's your favorite tank? Something that can be found at petco, petsmart, walmart, or target is preferable, but I'm not opposed to ordering something online.
Suggestions for gravel, plants, accessories is also helpful.
I do have a table that I'd prefer to keep the tank on. I'm looking for a different spot in my house that could hold a larger tank, however. The second tank that I had BARELY fit on the table.
I was looking at this tank:
Does anyone have experience with it?
I also never realized that bettas need a heater. We have a 29 gallon for my fiance's RES and platys that has a heater, but I figured my betta would be alright without one. Guess I was wrong?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to get him into his new tank as soon as possible. Hopefully within the next week or so. Price isn't THAT big of a deal, but I just spend $200 of my vet fund towards my new rescue ferret's teeth surgery, so anything that could save money is great!