Yes, I know, it’s a funny name, but here’s how he got it.
When we bought the beta, I was pretending to be the fish and I said to The Bubba, “My house is being stolen. My name is Murphy.” from Home Alone when the boy called the police and said “My house is being robbed. My name is Murphy”. We said “stolen” instead of “robbed” because we took the fish’s whole “house” home with us.
So we called the beta Murphy.
Well, when Cameron got him, she liked the name Peanut for him, but we kept forgetting and calling him Murphy. So she named him Murphy Peanut.
So. Now Mr. Murphy Peanut is living in a five gallon aquarium with four gallons of water in it. We did some research on betas and found out that they do better in aquariums over 1 gallon than in vases.
But I was wondering a couple of things about betas that we have read different answers about:
Is it alright to keep one male and one female beta together? I have read yes and no.
How often should you feed them? I have read once a day in some places and several times a day in others.
Does anyone have pet betas who could tell us the answer? Even if you don’t know the answer, feel free to leave a comment!