beautiful white betta. almost looks cloud white.
Thanks! The downside about him, though, is that I thought he had ICH when I first got him. I then just realized that that is the natural coloring of his head.beautiful white betta. almost looks cloud white.
Cool, maybe yours got bit by a vampire betta? :lol:he looks almost exactly alike one of my bettas except mine has two red dots on his tail.
Okay, thanks. My parents are probably going to think it's ridiculous to spend so much on fish But, if they want to be mad at somebody, they should be mad at my Aunt Kim (aka the one who got me the My Fun Fish Tank for Christmas and started this whole thing. Hey, I've officially decided- I'M NAMING THE FEMALE IN THE ADF TANK AFTER HERCycling isn't scary, lol, I promise. Basically you just keep doing what you're doing and the tank will cycle on its own. I'd highly recommend a sponge filter. This is the one I have in all of my tanks (er, rather, two of them, but the third is on its way). It's on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0056XVF82
And then you need tubing and an air pump to run it. I got the air pump on Amazon as well, and the tubing on Amazon the first time and then from my local hardware store when I realized that they sold it there. Here they are on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009YJ4N6/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1427156125&sr=1&keywords=Air+pump+whisper
The tubing was far cheaper at the local store, 15 cents per foot. Both filters were a bit strong for my tanks, but I bent the tubing in half and gently twist tied it like that, and it slowed the filter down to the right strength.
The air pump comes with a thing you can put on so that you can attach tubing to it in two places, and thus power filters for two tanks with it.
I think a female betta and ADFs in a 5.5 gallon sounds like an excellent idea. I've been toying with the idea of getting some myself, lol.
Okay, I'm also starting to see that this is way too small, even if she has a small space... What about this one? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00080FGWE...&ascsubtag=2dbfc2aec8d7355d34977d0eec309a3e_S It's at least a gallon, but I might also just get a Critter Keeper http://www.amazon.com/Critter-Habit...upplies_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=0MGPM3ZBKAMY9FWVTVNK (this one isn't generic brand but it's 2 gal, may even get it for Draco, it's so cheap. Draco needs an upgrade, even if I do get the ADF tank soon... Poor boy's only in a half gallon. IF I had known when I got the tank from my aunt, I would've just returned it for something bigger but, he really does love his home, so i suppose it's OK for now), they're cheap and big so that would work tooThat kit is really way too small for a beginner, in my opinion. It would be difficult to reliably heat and need very frequent water changes. I'm not sure how frequent as I've never had a tank that small, but I'm guessing a minimum of once every other day. You should be sure she's willing to do such frequent changes before even considering such a tank. I know that every other day water changes are not something I personally could keep up with, at least not permanently. I am doing them currently as part of treating one of my boys for velvet, but his treatment is basically over now, so I'm just getting all the salt out. That frequent of changes are not something I would want to do forever.
A review on the kit also states that the plastic plant is not suitable for a betta, so I would for sure test that out before putting betta in if you do get that kit.
I understand the dilemma with space, I live in a tiny 2 room apartment, but if I couldn't have a tank bigger than that, I personally would not get a fish. Perhaps look for a 2.5 gallon? I know they're more expensive, but it would be so much more better for the fish. I think a (probably) a medium, (definitely) a large, or extra large Critter Keeper would be better than that kit. The last thing you want is to give your friend a fish and have it die due to poor conditions. I just lost a betta I'd had less than 24 hours yesterday, and it was heartbreaking. I'd hate for that to happen to someone else if it was preventable. (The fish I'd purchased had issues which contributed to or directly caused its death, I knew it had the issues when I bought it).
Anyway, just my two cents.
Hmm, That could work.Okay, I'm also starting to see that this is way too small, even if she has a small space... What about this one? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00080FGWE...&ascsubtag=2dbfc2aec8d7355d34977d0eec309a3e_S It's at least a gallon, but I might also just get a Critter Keeper, they're cheap and big so that would work too
Thank you so much! Is Severus your avatar picture? He's gorgeous :-Di agree.
but i love harry potter so much ( all my fish are named after characters)
1. plakat boy he is black and named snape
2.red crowntail his name is Severus
3 female blue betta name Bellatrix
4 male veiltail named lovegood
5 red double tail named Fawkes
your boy is beautiful!
Yes, even if I was getting her that one (which I'm not, the critter keeper is bigger AND cheaper), I would likely tell her to just not use the filter. I've heard horror stories with that brand of fishie's fins being caught and the fish dying due to lack of air... UGF systems in general are usually not very good.I'd just go with the Critter Keeper, personally. It's cheaper and bigger. I've never had an undergravel filter like the 1 gallon has, but I've heard bad things about them, so I'd be leery of it working.