Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Aug 31, 2016
The Betta fish is a popular specimen for aquarists who are looking to keep a beautiful aquascape. They are famed for being kept in small, unfiltered spaces-- but in reality, the Betta requires many of the same things that other fish require, to rob them of adequate space or oxygen is simply cruel! My current Betta is a beautiful specimen, and quite a character. He happily swims around his planted aquarium and hangs out with his shrimp friends. For a novice aquarist who is willing to put some effort into the hobby and willing to do right by their fish, a Betta is a great choice. They are not only beautiful, but they are entertaining and even awe-inspiring as they swim about.
If you are not willing to provide a fresh-planted aquarium, this at least offers a soft place for your fish to rest without cutting its fins like plastic plants do.