5 gallons are easy though. Even changing half the water every day is not as much work as a 55 if you ask me.Geoff said:Not so much regretting a betta tank, but regretting another tank, period. I don't do well with multiple tanks.
I look forward to see how that Betta looks, I've only had crowntails.Geoff said:My favorite LFS was having a special sale tonight from 9-12, just about everything 25-40% off. So I drove in (an hour one way) and got myself what they called a Whiteseam Super Delta. Not really sure what that means, but he's a good looking little dude. I also got a few more lambchop rasboras for my big tank and a nerite snail buddy for the betta.
Sometimes, I guess. When I had my hands in the tank putting on the prefilter and monkeying around with putting the additional media into the filter, he swam up to check things out.BornThisWayBettas said:I'd give it some time, does he react to your being there?
That's what I'm hoping!DrSahl said:Once he is settled in I am sure he will show his personality and like Bornthiswaybettas said, he might just be a shy fish.
Going from a tiny cup to a tank can indeed be a very overwhelping process for Betta fish. If you think about it, once he was big enough to need separating from his siblings, hes basically been in a tiny container his entire life thus far. It would be like going from an empty room with white walls to the middle of an amazon jungle. total sensory overload. Provide him with some sort of hiding place and probably relax some, its important for them to have some sort of hide so they have a safe space.BornThisWayBettas said:Well, if he's showing no signs of illness I wouldn't worry too much. He does sound curious about you, maybe he just doesn't know what to do with all the space you've given him!
I use one of these in my 1.5g shrimp tank, I really like them for the fact of no moving parts, and the fact that the water flow isn't insanely strong, and also good O2 addition, as its kind of a filter and bubbler all in one.Geoff said:I actually just now put one in. It's a Tetra Whisper 3I In Tank Filter. It's kind of a cross between a power filter and a sponge filter. It has a small media housing, but is operated by an air pump via air line tubing. I put a piece of the sponge and some of the crushed coral that I had in the original filter and put it in this one. I have a valve on the tubing so I'm able to better control the airflow that way. I already noticed an improvement in the betta.
So he's not a whiteseam super delta? I'm not an expert at all on tail types. That's just what he was labeled as at the store. But an LFS making a mistake is certainly not unheard of! I assumed the whiteseam part had to do with the white edging of his fins.junebug said:FYI, your handsome fella there is a Salamander halfmoon (salamander being the most common trade name for his coloring).