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Betta Fish Surprise Delight!

I have a start on a new little setup for the top of the fridge in our little bungalow.

I got one of these awesome little 2-ish-gallon solid glass tanks and I want to put a betta in there with some plants. This will be a very simple little tank.



I have some pictures I am working on here I'll post more soon.
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I plan to keep the planting simple with just a few plants in Tank Planters and some moss.

Here is a picture of a Crypt. wendtii 'Green Gecko' in a Tank Planter that I might include.



I know that two gallons is too small for a betta, but I have the fish already and he is only about 1/2-size. I can move him into a 2.5 or 5-gallon when he grows up bigger.
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give him some floating plant like amazon frogbit, they like that =)




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I am just going to stick with the underwater plants. I will have quite a bit of foliage in there.

Here it is with just a single swordplant. I can't remember what veriety this one is (?????) but it has such a nice color.

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If that were mine, I would have just put some java moss in it. Can't wait to see it with the fish.

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I think it would be hard to get it to look like much without adding more plants. Also bettas like to have lots of foliage around for places to hide.

Here is another quick shot with some moss and some tumbled stones in there. I need to add some more moss.

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Here is the fish that I got.

Hard to believe this beautiful little thing was cost me just $4.95.

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That is one heck of a "sexy" glass tank. I like it a lot. And it's almost 2 gallons? Perfect!
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Yeah I think that it is just shy of 2 gallons. I wish I knew where I could find more of those tanks(???).
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Yeah I think that it is just shy of 2 gallons. I wish I knew where I could find more of those tanks(???).
You know, I could have sworn I saw one of these on ebay the other day.. that may have been a dream though
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I have seen them on ebay and etsy.com too, but they were very expensive.
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He is very beautiful. Love the little blue diamonds. I hope he's not a jumper.You might want to consider a top, for at least when you are not around. One can simply be made from bridal veil or plexi with some holes drilled....
Good luck.
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What a lovely betta!
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He's gorgeous... I hope he doesn't mind being gorgeous instead of handsome. Tell us what you name him.

My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.
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He is very beautiful. Love the little blue diamonds. I hope he's not a jumper.You might want to consider a top, for at least when you are not around. One can simply be made from bridal veil or plexi with some holes drilled....
Good luck.
Thanks! Yep I have an acrylic top with holes over the tank.

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What a lovely betta!
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He's gorgeous... I hope he doesn't mind being gorgeous instead of handsome. Tell us what you name him.
No name yet. What do you think about "Megatron"?

Here is a quick shot that I got with the whole setup. I love the way the light transmits through that glass.

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