My beautiful pair is set to arrive tomorrow, and I am wondering if there is anything specific to bettas that I should know in terms of preparation.
The male is going into a 3.5 gallon heated to 78F with a weak HOB filter. The female is going to go into a plastic 3 gallon (with 2.5 gallons in it to match the heater strength) heated at 75F with a slowed box filter in a corner. The heater is weak, so if I fill it up it drops to 72F... I guess the thermostat on it is messed up. Hopefully I will be able to move her over into my WCMM tank after I am certain she carries no illness... And if she is willing.
They both have large leaf silk plants and a few strands of hornwort to play in.
Will this be good for them? I have seen mentions of tea in the water - I have access to just about any green tea available (I live in Japan) but not access to the tea that is commonly listed. (The r-something one.) What type of tea would be best?
I have other fish, so am not exactly a beginner when it comes to aquariums - but I am a beginner when it comes to bettas. Is there anything special I should do for them other than what is usually done for new fish? (matching temp, slowly mixing water, no feeding for a day, etc)