Hi im Sydney im 13 and i need help. i have had 3 betta fish when i was young but now i want to make sure this one stays alive.
I have a couple of questions.
1. Right now i have my betta fish ( Beat ) in a fish bowl with press and seal on it, ( it has about 45 holes in it ) is that okay for now untill another week or so?
Yes, it should be fine for now. How much water does it hold? If more than one gallon, do one 50% change and one 100% change per week. If less than a gallon, I would suggest one 50% change every second day and one 100% change at the end of the week.
2. I dont know what type of bowl to get him. Please help! something under 15$ possibly. From wallmart.
Any tank or bowl over one gallon would be acceptable, but bigger is better. Remember that you will also need a heater.
If you have room, this tank is wonderfully cheap: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Regent-10-Gallon-Aquarium-1-ct/10312733. You can cover the top with clingfilm so you don't need to purchase a lid, or only fill it halfway. This would need a 50 watt heater.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-1-Corner-Tank-Aquarium-1gal-Fish-Aquatic-Pets/10312983 This tank is not nearly such good value for money, but if you have both limited room and limited funds, it's worth looking into. This would need a much smaller heater - 15 watts if you can. I would't bother using the undergravel filter.
Here is a simple fish bowl: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Anchor-Hocking-1-Gallon-Fish-Bowl-1ct/19400134. Again, you'd have to cover it with clingwrap and poke some airholes in it. You'd need a small heater.
If you have $20 to spare, you could buy this and remove the divider: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-BettaWave-Aquarium-2.5gal-with-Divider/14660255. This would give you a healthy 2.5 gallons for your fish. A 25 watt heater would do nicely.
As I don't live in the US, I can't comment on what heater brands are good for small tanks, but others will be able to give you more information.
3. how much do i feed him? i decided to give him 2 pellets in the morning and 3 pellets at night an fast him on Sunday. I got him yesterday so i dont know if thats okay.
Your feeding schedule sounds good. What brand of pellets do you have? Ideally, you want one whose first ingredient is fish meal or something else meaty, with a high protein content. Omega One or New Life Spectrum are good. Twice a week you can give him a treat like bloodworms.
4. i do i know for sure hes healthy?
A healthy fish is active, colourful, responsive and will eat like a pig.
5. At the bottom of the bowl i have little colourful rocks and a accesory does he need
What sort of accessory? Bettas will enjoy things to hide in and play with. A silk plant and a cave will generally be enough. Just make sure that whatever you put in there is smooth, with no sharp or jagged bits that could tear his fins. Coffee mugs make great caves. More decoration is better than less!