I'm very new to the forum and need some help. I got a Betta Fish (Neptune) about two months ago. I've had Betta's before in bowls that have lived for years, so I was confident having him in a 2 gallon bowl and everything was going very swell. Today, while changing the water, I broke the glass bowl. Luckily he was out of it, but I needed to replace him in something before I went to work.
I rushed out to the store and the only thing available was a new starter, 3 gallon tank. I thought it'd be cool to upgrade anyway, so I got it and set it up. However, I'm a total novice when it comes to filtered tanks. I didn't let the filter go for a 24 hour cycle because I was in a rush to get to work, and so I put him in the tank (I'm still at work now). It wasn't until I was online that I found out this mistake.
Do I take Neptune out and put him in something different the moment I get home? Is it okay to leave him even though it hasn't cycled? I don't want to kill or harm my fish at all. He's been a good buddy to me and I'd hate to do something to him due to my ignorance :( Any quick help greatly appreciated!