Dumbo Halfmoon Betta
when I bought my half-moon betta, he was very colorful. but when I got home and put him in my one gallon tank, his color dropped. I thought it was just stress. So, the next morning I wake up and he's laying on his side at the bottom of the bowl. When I tapped the glass. he swam up for a minute, the just dropped down again. I was worried. So, I read up some stuff on the internet and found useful info. So I moved my betta into my Three gallon tank with my Black Moor goldfish, Leo, and put a heater at 75%F and a bubbler as well. Now, my betta, Calypso and Leo are great friend and Calypso is better than ever. He didn't like such a tiny space and his water was way to cold. This proves what people have thought for a long time wrong. Bettas don't do well in tiny spaces, they don't do well without a heater, and they do not do good without a bubbler. Please be prepared before buying one.
December 8, 2014
Beautiful with Proper Care
I bought a male dumbo halfmoon at my local Petsmart. In the store his colors were pale, almost a light salmon color, but when I put him in my tank at home his colors changed to bright red and purple! I read up on this and apparently most bettas are very stressed and unhappy in those little pet store cups, causing them to become inactive and lose their color.
Things the pet store won't tell you is that Bettas do not like bowls or vases. A five gallon tank should be the minimum size you consider. Your tank should also be cycled before you buy your fish - fortunately I already knew that, but if you don't know what that is, do an internet search for "fishless cycle". They also need a heater in a tank that size (they are tropical!), very gentle filtration and *soft* water. I learned a lot from my research, so before you go out and get one, please do your homework so that you will be prepared and your fish will survive, be happy and healthy and not stressed.
My betta is beautiful, very active and inquisitive and loves his new home.
October 25, 2014
Halfmoon Betta Male
In store we watched all of the Betta in their individual containers. This rascal watched me! Then he watched my husband. The excitement displayed by this particular Betta made the decision easy. I recommend you pay attention to how the Betta reacts to you before you choose.
August 6, 2014