Unless that bowl is much much bigger than how it looks, I would skip the betta and just do shrimp. The wood takes up too much swimming space for the betta, but shrimp would love the extra room to crawl around on. Other than that, looks good
It's pretty big. While the wood takes up a decent amount of space. I'm guessing its about 4 gallons. It's about 1' tall and 1' wide. Anyway it has to sit for a while, as it has only been running for a week.
have you measured the gallons in this bowl? 2 gallons most likely. I recommend re-homing the paradise fish. It really does not belong in a system like this. too small, too cold(if its in the 60Fs), not enough filtration(lots of nice plants though!).
I'd just do orange shrimp in that bowl, or something similar.
He seems fine to me, been in there for a month or so. I have measured the volume and its 4 gallons. The fish looks a lot bigger then he really is in the picture as the bowl distorts the image. As far as filtration its a walstad so biological filtration, also gets weekly water changes. As far as temps its a 24hr call center with a pretty constant temp of 70.
Very impressive....I wasn't sure about the wood with the first photos, but the whole bowl looks great now! I love nanos and this one is awesome! I am thinking of doing something similar now with all of the great ideas I have been looking at for the last several months on this forum.