So i was in petco today and took a glance at the bettas, to my surprise they all looked great! So healthy and colourful. As i was looking the guy who works there came over and we started talking. I found out he loves bettas, takes really good care of them in the store and when they've been there to long he takes them home. He told me he has over 30 at home.
I told him i have 2, 1 male and 1 female, when he found out i have a female he was so happy; he tried very hard to give me one for free! I wish i could have taken him up on it but as of yet have no where to house an extra fish, so sadly i had to say no.
It got me thinking though. I'm installing a new bookcase in my room and thought i could maybe use one of the shelves to house a small sorority, then i could go back and take him up on his free fish offer, plus take some of the other unwanted females too. I have some spare media in my fw puffer tank just hanging out for cycling emergencies so i wouldn't even have to wait long for the tank cycling.
So bookshelf tanks? can anyone suggest a good one, maybe 15-20 gallons. I'm assuming i could comfortably house 5 fish in one that size.
My poor ct male is very sick and probably won't last too much longer (cancerous tumours by the looks of it) so once he goes i can use his tank and take 1 of the petco males too, there was a lovely bright pink double tail which will probably be gone by the time i go along but still, he was very pretty.