The Little Guy
A Journal on my Betta.
I bought a baby betta from petco just yesterday. That day I got my 2.5 gallon out of storage and filled it up with settled tap water and added conditioner.
Today, I ran out the door to buy a heater for that small of gallon, my last one has disappeared since I used is last. I also got the missing makings for a DIY sponge filter, a sponge filter cartridge and an air stone. I used old pvc pipe(cleaned via bleach bath and many, many rinses), left over air tubing and an old airpump to create the sponge filter. Its working very well so far, the current outgoing is gentle enough that the baby betta swims up to look at the bubbles.
I also had a well leached batch of driftwood, all ready to go, and bought a Java fern to add some pizaz to the tank. I will be cutting my rapid growing stem plants and adding them later on.
Since his tank is set up next to the my Tetras I gave him a half view of the tank, so he can see other fish, but also have a safe zone to hide from the fish. That is, if he wants, but he prefers looking at everything. He comes to the front of the tank if I wave for him to come over, which I think is a rather cute.
...Is it me, or do new fish make one feel the need to look at them every ten minutes, just to make sure they are still happy and healthy?