I really want a betta

  1. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    I dont know much about bettas but I have a 5.5 gallon empty I just need a filter and a heater which I can get. I was looking on aquabid and saw this guy I was is awe hes so colorful

    My question is what is the best kind to get? im clueless.

    Heres the ad:HERE
  2. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    I would get whatever one you like :)

    The longer the finnage, the more work to keep them healthy but still fun fish.

    Plakats are shorter fins and also fun. Walking through a pet store to purchase one, usually ends up with one picking you as their owner instead of you picking them :)

    Good Luck! Sounds like a fun new adventure for you!
  3. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Its up to you what fin type you want to get! I've have all of them except Double Tail. I still haven't found that perfect HMDT yet....

    Some of my boys:

    Gambit, HM:


    Chisaii, CTPK


    Ryuu, King


    Katsu Kaida, Delta


    Chi, HMPK


    I love lots of fins, but the short finned bettas tend to be much more spunky X3
  4. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    and also what kind of filter should i get i know they dont like strong currents

    by the way your delta is awesome!
  5. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Thanks! Katsu was a PetSmart find =3 I like my AquaClear filters.
  6. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Maybe ill do another marina they have ajustable flow.I was looking at petco they had the beautiful red male i forgot what kind i was so tempted to buy him but i didnt have a tank up lol
  7. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

  8. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Some like to play in the bubbles, but no, as long as you've got a filter.
  9. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    ok that will save money :D
  10. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Im gonna set the tank up and cycle it and wait :D
  11. Meeps83 Well Known Member Member

    You could throw the filter media in one of your cycled tanks to get it seeded. I like to keep my filters stuffed with foam so I can use them when I need them.....like when I see a pretty betta that I need to buy. Of course, I also have a spare tank, heater, and multiple filters of all sizes too...
  12. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

  13. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    The first is very pretty! I have to get a filter yet then ill start cycling
  14. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Can I use any silk plants or do the have to be specifically for aquarium use.
  15. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    I bought flowers from Dollar Tree, and used them in my 20 long. I picked white ones, so I didn't have to worry about them leaching or anything. WalMart has 1, 3 and 5 packs of plants in their fish section that I ended up with a bunch of some how, so its mostly though LOL