I have a beautiful veil tail betta named Steve. I'm ashamed to say that Steve has lived in an unfiltered one gallon habitat his entire life, but I'm looking to change that. Steve probably doesn't have much longer to live though, because I've had him since 2009! Nevertheless, I love bettas and even when Steve passes I want to have a betta all the time. I'm going to keep him in something rather small, but not tiny. I'm thinking 5.5 gallons. I'm wanting to plant it as well. Advice? Concerns? Comments? Please let me know what you think! I'm going to be keeping him on my desk in my room. I'm also going to keep one snail in the tank (after a while. Not at first.) and I know that 10 gallon tanks are often less expensive, but I'm wanting a 5.5 gallon, it fits better in the tiny space I have!