Acquired: Fish / pet store
Murrieta, California, United States
Posted Sep 23, 2016
A Betta Fish was a beautiful, active, and low-maintenance pet for our household, that was already brimming with other pets. We named our flashy little guy George Michael, and he provided a surprising amount of entertainment for the family.
For his care, we did have to clean out the tank once per week and fill with new water that was treated with a few drops of water conditioner. He only required feeding once per day, and they have extended release feeding tablets that work really well if you're going on a short trip. In time, he developed a little fin rot, but it never became a serious health issue.
George Michael would swim actively and only sometimes hide amongst his tank decorations. He would know when we were about to feed him and so it felt slightly interactive. Betta Fish are loners, though, and shouldn't be in a tank with any other fish. So, it's not the best use of tank real estate, but it allowed us to really connect with one aquatic friend!
Great filter for a small tank which drastically cut down on the frequency of tank cleanings.
Easy feeding and clear instructions.