I’m buying my boyfriend a christmas present. I saw this website online about a month ago where you could buy a betta fish with bamboo, and now i can’t find it anywhere. anyone know?
Oh, good gosh! Just don’t!
First, do you know if your bf wants a Betta? They aren’t maintenance-free, you know. In addition to daily feedings, there are water tests and weekly partial water changes to be performed. Anything less is animal neglect.
Second, do you or your bf know anything about proper Betta care?
Third, those "novelty" Betta set-ups are death traps.
To properly house a Betta, you must have no less than a 2.5 gallon tank, but 5 gallons is much better and easier to care for. It must have a heater, gentle filter, and a hood of some sort. It must be set up and cycled before getting the fish. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to over a month to cycle a tank. So, there is no way you could have a tank cycled before Christmas, anyway.
If your bf wants a Betta, get him a 5 gallon tank and hood, heater, gentle filter, and the necessary equipment that goes along with it (water test kit, gravel vacuum, water conditioner, etc.). If he doesn’t know how to care for a Betta, go to any book store (or your pet store) and get him a good Betta care book. A book on aquarium keeping will teach him about setting up and cycling the tank. Finally, a gift card for gravel, decor, and eventually the fish, will round out the gift. Caution him not to buy the fish until the tank is cycled.
If you don’t know that your bf wants a Betta, don’t get him one. Never, ever buy a pet as a gift for someone who has not specifically asked for it. A Betta is a living, feeling creature, not a "novelty" decoration. It requires time and proper care from it’s owner.
Just get him a hoodie, or a gift card to his favorite store, or something like that.