Good Luck... Remember, just because your setup isn't as bad as "most people's" doesn't make yours good...be religious about water changes and testing... Sorry,, I'm just a firm believer in the philosophy, that if we rob an animal of it's freedom for our pleasure, we owe it to that animal to give it our very best... I also subscribe to the theory that if you can't afford it don't have it.. That applies to kids, animals and even cars and houses... All the things mentioned have a lot more cost than original purchase price..... I get pissed when I hear about stuff like people having their dog put down because they can't afford the vet bill,, or fish suffering because the person was too cheap to buy proper filtration etc etcI never said it was finished with plants...
Before reading this, i did add some floaters just to make it look fuller.
And, sorry but he will have to deal with his 5gal. Either that or nothing at all, i was simply sayin, he will be happier than dying in his cup or going to someone who knows nothing about fish
You could do a small external filter.. Even a DIY miniature planted bog filter with pea gravel and plant, placed in that two gallon square vase you mentioned that waterfalls into the jar would work.So, whats better:
This 5gal tall jar, no filter, twice weekly wc
2gal square vase but would be able to have a filter
The hob, ob cant fit on the current jar
Not into buying a new tank for him (because i want a jar, not because money issues)
+1Remember, just because your setup isn't as bad as "most people's" doesn't make yours good