Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #1 
New Member
Karen208's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
I really didn't think

I'd spend this much on a little 3.99 fish. But I've kind of fallen in love with him. At first he was in a .5 gallon betta tank thing but within a couple days has gotten a 5 gallon tank, heater, plants, better food, better water conditioner, a hammock (which he may not use) and various other stuff. I think I've spent over 60 dollars so far . For a 3.99 fish. But hey he's our only pet and we love him.

And I'd like to eventually try live plants but I'm nervous about it.

And I'm sorry if this is in the wrong spot. But I'd be open to plant suggestions. Ones that don't require too much work and can be in a 5 gallon (regular old rectangle) tank.

Last edited by Karen208; 04-03-2012 at 02:41 PM.
Karen208 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #2 
Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Livermore, California
You must have one happy, lucky fish :)

Try this sticky if you haven't already:

There are also things called Marimo balls which are super easy to care for. They're popular, but they may be hard to find at your LPS/LFS
Sea Dragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #3 
Micho's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Haha trust me, I've spent hundreds on my fish. Canada makes everything expensive.

5 gallon, low light I'm assuming. You can do anarchis, anubias, some type of moss (java, Christmas, etc), crypt, marimo moss balls.

That's all I can think of. .
Micho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #4 
MadameDesu's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
I spent like $80 or so on my little girl. Totally worth it! :)
MadameDesu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #5 
Olympia's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I spent around $40 on my 2.5 gallon. But with my 15 gallon I'm already over $150 in and haven't even bought fish o.o it's expensive, but you can't stop once you start! I'm already working on my Christmas list ;)
Any plant that is floating is a good start. I'd go to the pet store and write down what's availible, since they availibilty varies like crazy from place to place. I highly recommend some Marimo moss balls :D
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #6 
Sheldon31's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: AWOL
Nearing 40 on Kyon and the little guys, between foods, frozen and dried, treats like freeze dried blood worms which neither of them like, net, cup, water conditioner, white spot treatment, IAL, live plants, filter start, heaters, gravel, filters and sponges. Then there's the cave that I'm hunting for. 30 for the 15g tank 2 for the 6.5g (bargain!). Luckily my inlaws have recently took up fish keeping too and have loads of stuff so we swap and borrow all the time. Money is no object when giving a living thing a proper and healthy life :)

Plants, I have never done live plants before until now, even house plants I have a habit of killing. Most aquatic plants you get from pet shops are easy care anyway. By far the easiest is Anacharis. Needs little light and grows very quickly! I trim mine once a week and take new branch cuttings. Bettas like big leaves so java fearns are nice and Anubias.

Last edited by Sheldon31; 04-03-2012 at 03:49 PM.
Sheldon31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #7 
Zero186's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
And welcome to the cheaper side of fish keeping as well haha. I went marine to bettas and I welcomed the reduced cost.
Zero186 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #8 
ZergyMonster's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Urbandale, IA
Trust me, that is nothing compared to other pets. I've had cats and dogs, they can cost up to $1000 for the pet then you need: shots, microchips, food and toys. Not to mention the things they will destroy and you will have to replace.

Me spending $400 on aquariums, equipment and fish is much nicer than having to pay for a fluffy animal.
ZergyMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #9 
Laki's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
hah! Welcome to betta keeping!! Pics please!!
Laki is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 12:42 AM   #10 
Tikibirds's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Warrensburg, NY
I send more on my fish in a month then I do on my dog/chinchilla combined.
Tikibirds is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.