Originally Posted by Sandrilene
... I did cave and get a second betta though. I bought a keeper while i was waiting to find the right tank and so I decided to use the keeper for another betta instead of leaving i empty and all the sad bettas in the petstore I decided to bring one home with me and keep it in there. It's a 3gallon and bonus... found a heater 50% off.
Will post pictures later on. Both are beautiful fish. Love them.
Oh, do I know this well! I'm also new to bettas and I originally got a medium pet keeper. Well, that wasn't good enough for my "baby" so I bought him a 5 gallon upgrade. Well, that left the keeper so I just *had* to go back to pick up the beautiful little boy I saw at Petco, since I just couldn't think of him dying a cruel death in one of those little *cups!* or being taken home by some clueless person to live in a tiny little bowl.
So, of course, I couldn't stand to leave him in the keeper and picked up a 3.5 gallon, which was all I had room for at the time.
THEN I saw my first Petco King, and well, I really want one, so I started cycling a new 5 gallon. BUT in the meantime I stumbled upon the breeding log from someone who bred some giants, and well, I'll be getting one of his 2 month old fry shipped to me early next week. (I checked first and the breeder thinks he will be ok in the 5, I'll just have to keep up on water changes.)
So that brings me to today, where I'm sitting here thinking about that poor Petco King I saw a two weeks ago and then last weekend. I hate to think of him dying in one of those little cups. But I know that I can't really do another big tank right now. Poor little guy.