Thursday, August 27, 2009

2 Gallon tank profile: Betta tank

A Betta (a.k.a. Siamese fighting fish) might do best in 5 gallons of more, but my white female Betta seems happy in my two gallon glass bowl with a submersible filter and mini heater (gravel, rocks and various plants). She shares the tank with an unknown number of Malaysian trumpet snails.



10 comments:

Emm said...

Do those come in blue? I'm sure I had a black and blue Siamese fighting fish once.

John | English Wilderness said...

I remember always seeing these when I visited the fish farm with my grandad. They used to be in a separate room at the back with all the scorpions and snakes, one fish per tank :-)

CyberCelt said...

They are so pretty. I had Japanese fighting fish in an aquarium at a night club in which I wa manager. They were vicious little fish.

Saphrym said...

What are Malaysian trumpet snails? Do they provide a benefit to the bowl?

Power Nubby - raising money for handicapped pets said...

I absolutely LOVED my beta.. we have 6 cats and the beta bowl was actually a place where the cats got most of their water. The beta had a similar setup with lots of live plants and a good hiding spot. When the cats came near, he went under the log in his bowl and hid.. he lived with us for almost 5 years!!

Then we took in a new cat. He lived outdoors for the first few months of his life.. he didnt need to hunt for food anymore, but i guess that didnt sink in right away..

4 days after having this cat in our house, our fish was gone, found under our couch headless.. it was so sad, and I was heart broken. his name was Sid. (like Sid Vicious - we had a female in another tank called Nancy)

Anyways.. he was gorgeous..

I do have a question though.. why do you have a heater in the tank?? surely a tank that small doesnt need to be heated for a Beta fish.

I understand filtration and aeration.. but heat?

Psyche Skinner said...

I don't know if the trumpet snails do much, I just like them :)

I have driftwood in my betta bowl now, she likes to lurk under it :). I put a mini heater in because my apartment can get rather cold. If you keep the house warm it isn't really needed but I am in a studio with a big glass door that just leaks heat!

A. said...

It must be incredibly relaxing watching an aquarium like that, and it's such a reasonable size, more or less anyone could have one.

Barbara Rae said...

Goes to show you, that the puddle doesn't have to be big to be enjoyable. It looks quite relaxing!

Karen said...

I love reading about your fish. We just lost a goldfish in our pond yesterday. We get so attached.

ConnieFoggles said...

I always thought that fish wouldn't last long in that type of bowl.