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Hello from Socal

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Hi, my name is Bev and I'm happy to be here. One question on my mind is talking about Giant or King Betta's allowed? I didn't see any threads on those fish.
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Hi! I live in Socal too. I love king bettas, and have always wanted one, but I'm greedy, because I want more than one fish in a 10 gallon (I won't put a betta in anything less than a 10 gallon). I have Turquoise Rainbowfish, Boesemani Rainbow, a giant danio, mountain cloud minnows, a cherry barb, kuhli loaches, endlers, killie fish, furcata rainbows, an Angel fish, balloon mollies, German Rams, Honey Gouramis, and just recently got three Bristlenose Plecos! So I have quite a variety. Oh, two fiddler crabs too! I love bettas, and have 2 females in my 55 gallon along with some of the others, and had a fantastic blue male for 4 years, until he died. He was so special that I never got another male, although this also goes back to me wanting more than one fish in a 10 gallon, lol!
Bbonta, he's a cutie! Does he have a filter and heater?
Bettas like it warm--try it keep it around 80F. It's good that you change the water every other day, not having a filter can allow ammonia to build up.Use a water conditioner, like Prime too. (I'm sure you already know this) If you're getting the 10 gallon soon, he'll be fine. Otherwise I'd be more comfortable getting him a small filter. Although bettas can do without them, I prefer to use them. The smallest Whisper filter works great in my fiddler crab 10 gallon tank that I have 3 gallons of water in (rest of it is land).
Sounds like he's got a great home with you. Marimo moss ball is what you are referring to. I've had a few over the years. After a while they fall apart, but they seem to last at least a year. The Whisper filter has suction cups, and that's how it hangs. I don't know if it would "stick" though on a rounded tank. That's the only small filter I've used. Most would be too big for three gallons. I've researched it online, and that's how I ended up with the Whisper. They are only about 6" high, including the intake, so pretty small.
Now that I think of it, I HAVE heard of that one. It seems that I read a LOT of reviews, and that the Whisper, in the end, won me over. I hope this one works for you--good job! When you get better pics of your new guy, post them!
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