After "babysitting" my neighbor's tadpole, I decided to add something living and breathing to my household. I grow orchids in a fluorescent light case and thought I would try a Betta there. I bought a seedling mat heater to place under two 1 1/2 gallon kritter keeper type tanks. I set it up for about a week and could keep the temperature at around 75 degrees. The lights are on for about 12 hours a day. It's been great to water my orchids and also see my fish and take care of them. I've been changing the water about twice a week. I bought a small heater to heat a pot of treated water.
So far, so good. I'm resisting buying more Bettas and reducing my orchid plants! After buying two and then seeing more and more I can see how hard it is to resist.
Here are two pictures of of my boys that I bought from a local fish store in Seattle.
From what I've learned on this forum, I think one's a mustard gas colored super delta. The other is a freak of nature, he's huge and very fiesty. His fins have been growing longer and longer and he will eat nonstop it I let him. I have no idea what type he is. Any guesses?
Thanks for looking. I'm sure I'll have questions soon.
Art in Seattle