New to Betta Fish Care
I've been researching Betta splenden care for quite a while, yet the greatest obstacle is the fact that everyone shares a different opinion on what should be done to ensure that our finned friends thrive in their new environment. If you look around the Internet, one question that's commonly asked and receives a variety of responses is in regards to what the minimum size tank a Betta give live happily in. I've heard everything between 1-5 gallons being the absolute minimum, but with so many opinions floating around, how does a new enthusiast sort through all of the information?
It seems to me that a lot of people give advice or scold others for their methods based upon what they've read or been told, rather than experience with the hobby, especially on websites like YouTube, where fellow enthusiasts post videos of their fish only to be attacked by keyboard warriors who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude. Not meeting someone else's standard of care does not automatically make you an unethical or cruel person; it does not make the care you give to your animals substandard.
Well, anyway, I'm here because I would like to get a Betta, but would much rather be given accurate information on how to take care of it. I've been anonymous for long enough and figured I should make myself known. Pardon my small rant, it just bothers me that so many people would attack each other over something when, in reality, they all want Betta splendens to be cared for in a way that they will be happy and healthy.