Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Currently East Coast
It's important to know how many gallons your enclosure holds. Bettas require at least 2.5 gallon permanent homes.
Mystery Snails also create a LOT of waste. If you have a betta and a snail you'll need at least 3-4 gallons.
I'd scoop your betta into the cup he came in, then take a gallon milk jug or tea pitcher and see how many times you can empty the whole jug/pitcher into your bowl.
As for your betta attacking your snail: Bettas are a species that have been selectively bred for their aggression (along with their finnage and coloration) for decades. Some bettas get along with tankmates and some can't have any. You might have a particularly aggressive fish. I'd keep an eye on what happens.
It's nice to meet you btw. =] Sorry I forgot to say that in my first post. =]
I'm a girl! =]