I discovered a crack in Wally's tank last night when I fed the fish their supper and I worried about it getting bigger and giving way, so I dug out Simon the snail's old one-gallon plastic tank and put her back in it, and gave her 2.5 gallon tank to Wally. I went to Petsmart today to get Simon a new tank and they didn't have any 2.5 ones in stock. However, a friend has offered me one she has so I can pick that up tomorrow -- for FREE! -- and put Simon it it tomorrow. I felt guilty about taking her tank, but she just sticks herself to things and doesn't move around that much, and it would have been more mean to put Wally in a one-gallon. (He's a betta, if you've lost your scorecard, LOL).
A friend with lots of aquariums suggested I used the cracked tank for Sammie the salamander and give his 10 gallon tank to Wally, and I was tempted, except there isn't room on the counter for a 10 gallon tank and what would the other two fish think if Wally had a mansion and they had cottages? And I didn't have a heater big enough for a 10-gallon. Sammie doesn't need a heater. I did clean Sammie's tank today for the first time -- he mostly hides under his moss and hasn't eaten much and seems to be hibernating, so it didn't really need it but his moss was kind of wilted, so I bought him a new package of moss and fixed him up with a clean home. He wasn't very happy to be disturbed -- he's really not very friendly, LOL -- but his pond and his cave wouldn't fit in the small tank so he kept his big one.
So now I have this cracked 2.5 gallon tank that could probably house a reptile -- I think it would hold for a long while without water in it -- and I'm trying to decide what kind of reptile could be happy in a small tank. Most of them grow too big for that. No snakes, they terrify my birds. I was thinking of a lizard of some sort. I really like the chameleon at Petsmart, and it's in a very small enclosure there, but that's supposed to be temporary. I wouldn't want to keep one in a tiny tank for the duration. And they want $100 for the chameleon. Ouch.