I accually dont have a betta YET, but I am planning to get one tomorrow or the day after. I have planned to keep it in a 1.5-2.0g bowl with no heaters, but idk... People have told me about tanks and I am kinda now leaning towards the tank Should I have a filter??? I know I need a heater or a lighting system to keep it warm, but I dont think it needs a filter in its tank. I also am in a money crunch I need a lost cost tank with filters, heaters ect. If anyone has any suggestions on the new habbitat, please comment or IM me. My sister and I have had 1 betta before and we kept her in a bowl with a silk plant and a couple of decorative stones <3 She is still alive, but we had given her to my friend (who is like 2) and she is still alive with no filter or heating system at all. They clean her every week and her name is now TACO! I also need good food companies because my sister had a betta named Peetree and we fed him like tetra fin pellets and he died a month later... My mom had a fish (we shared it) and its name was vibrant, but he lived in a tank with a lighting system that I guess keeped him warm but he lived for about 1.5 years and Taco has been alive without any filtration or heating system for about 3 years now... I guess I just dont want to mess up with my new little guy or gal. PLEASE HELP!