I just got my betta 3 days ago and I love him! I had one when I was really young, and I am excited to have one again. However, when my friend picked him out for me (at Petco!) the employee told him exactly what to get: Small tank (1 gallon), some stones, fake plants, food and water treatment. My little guy is now freezing in his tiny tank! My friend even asked the employee if it needed a heater or filter and the guy said nope, and that the food he got woul last "forever" because betta "don't eat much". As soon as I got Zippy I started looking into how to care for him, all it takes is a few minutes on Youtube or the internet.. I think it's perfectly acceptable to admit you don't know the answer to a question. Don't just spout off randomness, it can have very negative effects!!