I have had our Betta now for about 6 weeks, we were at a family wedding and they had them on the tables as center pieces, each family with kids was invited to take one home. There were so many to choose from and my son picked a beautiful Red, I think it might be a delta tail?? He is very pretty, it is hard to tell if there is any other color on him, he just looks totally red. He started off in a Vase, and we set up our 15g tank and got it ready to put him in. A Vase is just cruel!
Ninja loves the Tank!!! plays in the filter current and is very very active! :) The tank looks so empty, so we asked what went well with betta's and were told African Dwarf Frogs, so after a week of being alone we added 2 ADF's (Chris and Shevia) But they are lazy creatures and we hardly ever see them, they hide in the fake plants. Ninja and the ADF's get along great!
The tank seems to be running well, water looks a little foggy, with the heat that water level keeps changing but PH seems good. So I treated more water and added it to the tank. The Filter is looking a little yucky and needs to be changed, but wanted to make sure I did it right, so I looked up Cycling and the more I read the less I understand lol Do I change the water? but not the filter?? or change the filter and part of the water?? rinse the filter and change the water?? I am totally lost!!
We would like to add more fish soon, but once again not sure what fish to mix with the Betta's we are going to have a look today and take in a water sample for them to test. But not sure if I trust the people at pet store for good info, it really depends on who you get!
I hope someone might be able to dumb down cycling for me, I am really new at this!!