Firstly, I'd like to begin with a thank you to all of you. I appreciate each and every one of your input!
DraftAiresMum-Actually, I knew Bettas and small unfiltered tanks didn't go well together. The 2-3 water changes (50%-100%) per week were becoming overwhelming with school, riding lessons, and a 35-40 hour a week job. :3 I didn't want to begin neglecting them so that's why I figured a planted tank would be a better option for me.
Also, I tried Ozwald in a 10g (which yes he had a filter, appropriate heater, was in the appropriate parameters, and had plenty decor and hiding spots) and he actually got extremely lethargic and after about a week of him not eating, losing his color and severe clamped fins I took him out and back into his 1.5g and within a few days he was a lot better (most of his coloring came back, he had his huge appetite, and his fins were getting better). He prefers his small tank. :3 AND my boys are both pretty hyperactive regardless. At the moment Felix is a bit sluggish as he's still taking in his new surroundings, but Ozwald is zipping around because he "owns the place". XD They're definitely full of personality though.
Also, I don't know if it was because I was so on schedule with tank cleanings, but I haven't had problems with water levels. :3 They were almost always in their appropriate range--and if they weren't it was usually because I ran late on a cleaning.
Anywhoo. One day, once I'm out of college or just get a place of my own (my mother doesn't quite like my two small tanks the way it is. Smh.) I'll upgrade to a larger tank and perhaps get a community tank or a Betta sorority...but for now I'm okay with my couple room ornaments. x]
Last edited by rexing93; 06-13-2013 at 01:08 AM.