Use For Old Betta Bowl

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by RedLoredAmazon, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. RedLoredAmazonWell Known MemberMember

    So I'm upgrading the rescue betta from a bowl to a tank. I know I can't keep any fish in an 1-2 gallon bowl. I'm looking to do something a bit different with it. Either I will turn it into a terrarium or I am thinking of collecting some water bugs to keep in it (needs to get warmer her first!).

    Has anyone kept water bugs on purpose? Or any other suggestions would be great! I don't want to keep shrimp in it.
  2. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    I've raised dragonfly and damselfly larvae but not waterbugs. Have you ever tried scuds? They do really well in small tanks and or bowls and you don't have to worry about heating it. Plus, fish treats when you have too many!
  3. RedLoredAmazonWell Known MemberMember

    Had to look up scuds, very interesting! My grandpa had these really cool little gold water bugs in his pond that looked a lot like very tiny lady bugs. They kinda twirl their back legs in circles to make themselves go. Wish I could go get some but he sold his place.
  4. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    How about brineshrimp?
  5. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Like whirligig beetles? Cool! I'm going to watch the thread to see what you decide on getting; it's a neat project!
  6. visual.laceNew MemberMember

    I'm kind of obsessed with succulents, so I like that terrarium idea! The bugs sound cool, too, if they won't escape! I've seen some really cute little setups for 'pet' marimo moss balls; you could do a marimo and maybe put the bugs in with it.
  7. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    I'd put some aquarium plants in it that start underwater and then grow up out of the top so they are only partially emerged.
  8. RedLoredAmazonWell Known MemberMember

    Very nice! :)
  9. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    That sounds really nice.