Beta fish are beautiful colorful fish that like to live in shallow water. They are nice to put in any room to enjoy and watch swim around in their tiny tanks. A beta fish does not require mach space to thrive so you can keep them in a small tank.
I have had the same beta fish for 3 years now. It is a female beta and she stares at what I am doing in my kitchen. She has a small tank with about 4 inches of water to swim in. I tried to give her a larger space to live in but she was not happy. I filled the tank with more water and she had a hard time reaching the top of the water to get food. So I lowered the water level and she is much happier.
I feel that she might get bored if the atmosphere in her tank does not change so every time I clean her tank I put something different in and take something else out. She seems to notice that something is different. Anything I put in her tank must be sterilized just in case it may have germs or bacteria that could harm her. Sometimes I put in marbles or shells in exchange for a plastic plant that I have in there for her to enjoy.
I feed her beta fish food and only a pinch of that a day. When I make peas for my family I give her one squashed pea. She thinks it is a treat and she has come to the point that she can recognize the bag of peas as it comes out of the freezer. Then she does her dance by the side of her tank until she gets her pea. The pea is something different to make her life a little exciting.
She loves to watch people in the kitchen and she will snuggle up to the side of the tank watching someone make a snack or do dishes. She seems very attentive and curious of what we are doing.
Betas do not like direct sunlight so I always have her in a shaded area. I have moved her to many rooms in the house like the bedroom, living room and dining room. It is fun to put her in different places to change the décor of the room with a tiny colorful fish.