Hello all! I got my first betta exactly one week ago! I went to Petco and got a male halfmoon plakat. I'm totally new to fish and I've been doing a lot of research about heaters, hoods, and what size tank to get him. I've decided on getting a 5.5 gal tank (simply I do not have enough space to get him a 10 gal tank or larger ) and this hood: http://www.amazon.com/All-Glass-Aqu...etailBullets_secondary_view_div_1465422500070. Also any recommendations for a heater for a 5.5 gal tank? I'm planning on getting the Tetra Whisper 10i filter for him once I get paid this week. He's in one of those 1 gal petco bowls which I know is way too small for any fish. I also got some API Betta Fix since I thought he was a bit red from when I got him and Kent Betta conditioner. One of the reasons I am posting on here is because my betta is very FINCKY. I've gotten him two types of pellets. One from Wardley's color enhancing pellets which he ate and spat out right away. The second one is from Omega One betta pellets, and that time around he didn't bother to eat it or even investigate it. I also tried freeze dried bloodworms that I originally got as for a treat, but he spat that out too when he tried to eat. He didn't bother to look at them again. I tried to see if he would try to eat food from the bottom of his bowl, but he did not bother to look at the pellets either. So I moved on to the Omega One betta flakes, but didn't bother to eat it either! So just tonight I got frozen Mysis Shrimp which he even had a hard time eating that as well. I put him in the small plastic cup I bought him in. I tried to see if he'll eat from that bowl, but no avail. I had to put the food right next to his face with tweezers and he eventually sucked in the shrimps no problem! I was just wondering since the only thing he has eaten this entire weak was those shrimps and he ate 9 of them (he refused to eat anymore after 9), how many times a week should I feed him? I know the frozen food might be more heavier in terms of nutritional value, and I definitely don't want to overfeed him! I was so worried that he wasn't eating after a week, he was losing his color and his fins were turning a pasty white than his blue color. After I fed him he finally got some of color back! I apologize for a long post, I tend to write a lot, and I'm totally open for any suggestions/criticism! I'll upload pics too. I want the best for my fish. Once i get a pet I go all out once I am able to financially. And I'm sorry if i posted in the wrong section, I was a bit overwhelmed where exactly I could post this.