Originally Posted by bettafishfan22
I dont have a catfish it was the snail i was talking about. And i do have a filter by not heater, i did a lot of research ( Im a beginer at fish keeping) my dad ( who used to have many fish said I didnt need one
Then i would remove the snail and shrimp and put them in a fish bowl until you rehome them.
I am going to have to go against your dad here. Betta fish ABSOLUTELY NEED
heated water. Their water constantly has to be around 78-80 degrees no matter what. If bettas are kept in cool water for too long, they will become lethargic and can get diseases and will die.
I know this is a lot of information to take in, as a beginning fish hobbyist, but this information is essential. Keep doing like your doing and research on THIS site(the most knowledgeable site i know IMO) because it has the most correct information.
Glad to hear you are researching!