So I want to get a Betta and I've been doing my homework. I don't yet have my fish as I want to get everything set up and good to go first. Also, I've never had a fish before.
I got a tank last night ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/3-Gallon-A...m-Kit/13448744
) but I'm going to take it back as I thought it was a bit too cheaply made - and hard to assemble correctly. Also the current would be too much for a beta.
So, can you guys help point me in a better direction?
Here's What I Know:
I want it to be at least 2-3 gallons. A filter would make water changes easier, but I'm okay with having to do a 50 and 100% change in a 2 or 2.5 once a week.
I'll need a heater. - For a 2-3 gallon tank I should be okay with a 10 watt heater.
I have an outside thermometer - I'll be getting a regular one as well.
I'll need food - High protein Betta food. I know there's a great debate between pellets and flakes. o.0 Who's on what side and what do you suggest?
Decor - I've got the rocks and now I know that non rough/sharp plastics and ceramics are okay. Yaaay! And I'll need a cave. I wanted the Betta Hammock, but then heard the Zoo Med Betta Hammocks aren't safe, so.. on to something else.
So my question is (yay, she's finally getting to the point) - What am I missing? What do you guys suggest?