New Tank!

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Bailey Oswald, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    No, I don't have a new betta in such a short time. I think two is enough for now.
    But I'm babysitting my 6 yr old cousin from out of state, and we are talking. She says they keep her family betta in a bowl.
    So, of course, what do I do? I find my empty 2.5 and take off the light and rim because 1) the light doesn't work 2) it looks much better without it. Anyways, I ask my cousin if she wants black or colorful substrate. She wants colorful. I had some extra plastic plants and so we put them in. I also put in a Marimo moss ball. Sadly, I don't have an extra filter or heater. But at least the betta will have a bigger home with decorations to hide behind and interact with.

    I was slightly worried about my aunt's reaction, but she was super enthusiastic. 045845f31eca20d481e0284f10c11594.jpgbdf88085c9d9c5c7cbd8749d59655e65.jpga16e7cd675e2b1314b2ee25a614d24fa.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  2. BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    Looks good! I'm sure the fish will appreciate it. Does it have a heater and filter? And I would suggest getting silk plants as opposed to plastic. They can rip the fins! :)
  3. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    No, like I said above, I didn't have any extra heater or filter, sadly. They live in Florida, so I hope that maybe it will be warm enough.
    I just used some of my extra stuff. I've switched over to live plants, so I had three plastic. They are pretty soft plastic plants. My veiltail betta didn't have any issues with the plants while he had them.
  4. BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    With such a small tank it should be fine without a heater, you're correct :) but I would definitely suggest getting a filter for it. Here's a link to this one that would work great. The flow is adjustable so you can turn it down low for the betta. It's also only $9!

  5. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    I might get it if I can. I live a long ways away (takes days to drive there) and so it may be hard for me to get a filter to them when they head back to Florida after their visit. I wish I had an extra filter on hand but I don't. I will suggest the filter to my aunt, though, of course!
  6. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    I just hope the betta likes his new home. It will be bigger, with decorations to play with and everything. c:
  7. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    Hi guys! I'm back with an update! My aunt just sent me a picture of Fishy in his new home! Chatting a little with her and she said she will keep me posted on him. C:

    A couple things she said:
    "Fishy has never been so spoiled. Thank you!!!"
    "He's still checking things out. Hopefully we don't have a floater in the morning. I'll keep you posted!"

    Before she left to go back home she told me that his previous bowl could fit inside his new tank.

    Side notes:
    - I took out the black plant in the back a) it was kind of sharp b) room for a filter
    - I suggested the filter to her earlier and she seemed to be on board with buying it
    - Added a very soft plastic "coral" that I thought would be good because of it's wide leaves.
    - Reminder that the tank is 2.5 gallons and in Florida a60ed53f0abf7dbfd3a077b0c8294be8.jpg

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