All the ferns in the terrarium I recently replanted bit the dust. Ferns are so high maintenance! If I miss watering them once they seem to dry to a crisp. I wondered what else I could use my terrarium for, and I decided to turn it into an aquarium. It can hold almost 2.5 gallons of water—perfect for a betta fish. (Contrary to popular belief, bettas should not be kept in tiny vases. They need heated water and room to swim.)
This little fellow is Moby (as in Moby Dick). He’s a dumbo ear betta with huge ear fins, which make him extra cute. In fact, I’d say he’s about as cute as a fish can get. I’ve never tried my hand at keeping water plants before, so I added a java fern and a marimo moss ball to the mix to see how they do. The best part is that I don’t have to worry about watering them, hah!