Originally Posted by TheGuppyGirl
Betta are able to take in oxygen through their gills, but in the wild they adapted to breath directly from the surface since the tiny ponds they live in are either stagnant or just too small during the dry season. I plan on incorporating a tiny filter to help circulate the water, but I have no fear of my betta drowning.
+1 on the betta info. also its a widely accepted idea that bettas prefer tiny .5 or 1 gallon bowls, but in actuality, its been found they do better in 5-10g tanks. they also do not fight everything like most would have you believe. ive seen male bettas incorporated into community tanks on several occasions. anxious to see this tank once its done