Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Welcome to the forum!! I was overwhelmed when I first joined too, so don't worry, it fades.
My first experience EVER was when I was 2 and my parents had a few goldfish... I don't really remember that too well though. My first BETTA experience was, well, not so good.
My brother received a Betta for his birthday, along with a 1/2 gallon tank, water conditioner, and some flake food. and, oh yeah, a super-sharp plastic plant & gravel. -_-
It was a gorgeous metallic blue VT, and he named it Fred. we never did water changes, and the house was freezing. We had no heater. The plant began to rust, but we didn't know that was bad so we left it. We only fed Fred once a week, and never did water changes. At some point or another, Fred died.
About seven years later, I joined this forum and got Winter and Peach. (they got a divided 10 gallon, thankfully) This was about six months ago. Then I got Merlin, back in October. Then Pi, for X-mas. About two days ago, I got Tesla. All of my fishies are well.
Good luck on your own fishy!! ~Saphira