So you are a Betta fanatic. So you have a TON of Bettas. Or maybe just a few. 😉 However, you don’t know where to put them, or how to make them look like they have a comfortable place in your home? I have a few suggestions that you just might take to heart, then!
First, you have to be very careful where you put the tank. Temperature can vary by many degrees in each part of your house. You don’t want to put them by a window, as during the cold nights and days, it could dramatically drop the water temperature, and stress out your betta! That is not good! Also, look around you. If where you are putting them is in direct line with an air conditioning vent, then that could also affect the water temperature as well! Be sure to keep your fishy friends from over-heating or freezing to death, and they’ll thank you for it, I’m positive of that!
If you have a dining table, you can spice it up a bit, by putting your Bettas bowl in the center of it! They wouldn’t mind eating while you eat as well. Bettas relax you, thus help your food digest much easier. This will also work with a larger tank, as long as you have a large enough table. I only recommend this for people who live in pairs, or for people (like me) who eat in the living room and use the table only when relatives are over. If you have a big family, the loud noise and racket of plates cluttering might stress the poor Betta.
A shelf! Yes, that’s right, a shelf! If you just couldn’t pass up that poor Betta on the way out of Wall-Mart, and that unique colored one at PetSmart, then one led to another and another, oh no! You have Bettas cluttering up your apartment! Well, don’t fret! You can just get a bookshelf, and set the Betta Bowls up neatly on it. That way no one will get left out at feeding time, and when you go to spend time with them, you can spend time with them all at once- no running from one end of the house to the other. Now isn’t that space and time-efficient? 😉
I don’t have a coffee table, but what if you do? Why not put your Betta pal there? I know my oldest Betta, Masenko, loves to watch T.V.! He will get mad if I put something in the way of his view! 🙂 But don’t leave your Betta out, you can put him in the middle of the coffee table, and spruce the outside of his bowl up like a conversational piece. You can get a flower wreath and place your bowl in the center of it, OR, you can take some long-stemmed fake flowers and leaves, and wind them together (like you did when you were a child, making flower-crowns. 🙂 ).. and wrap them around the bottom of your tank or bowl. You can also buy small bottles of scent at your Hobby Lobby ( or any hobby place), and dab a little flower-smelling scent on the petals of those fake flowers. Wouldn’t your Betta LOVE all the attention it would be getting?
So you see, your Betta can be a living, swimming work of art (not that they already aren’t!), a conversational piece, AND living antacid (No! Don’t swallow it! ;).. all you have to do is put a little thought into it. Maybe, with luck, you’ll inspire someone to get one of their own!