I want to thank you for helping me set up a new little home for my betta. He was given to me by a friend that had him in a larger aquarium but another fish ate his fins. So he took him out and kept him in a plastic bowl. I had no idea what aquarium to get, I wanted something small. I wanted something easy for me to handle. I chose a 3 gallon eclipse and I have a thermometer and heater. The heater was the newest. I got that on Sunday. Last night I worried because the temperture went up to 82. This was at 2am and I was so afraid to go to sleep, so I opened a window. I dont know if I did it right but I panicked. This morning the temperature was 80 and I felt a little better that the poor little guy wasnt boiled while I slept. I got a Stealth Pro heater. It did say it would maintain 78 + or - a degree. I am still nervous about the heater. I keep an eye on it all day long.
I don't understand the water changes. I ordered a master kit from Walmart to check the PH. I didn't start doing that yet. I don't understand the PH level yet and I hope by the time I get it, I will have a good idea of what to do. I'm a mess. I am trying so hard to give him a good little home. I know the water is better than the slime he was in....but still I have become quickly attached to this little guy.
With the water changes....is it a partial and how much with only a 3 gallon and how often? I also ordered water clarity drops to help keep the tank clear. Is this ok? Is it the same as water conditioner?
This little guy knows me. He comes to the glass when I talk to him and he comes up to my finger on the glass. Anyone else, he backs away. I mean is it my imagination? My family thinks I am nuts.....but I swear he gets excited to see me. hahaha
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I am so new at this. I hope his little fins grow back. Oh I put aquarium salt in the tank. I read that you add what you take out. Does that mean that I keep this in all the time since it can't be filtered out?
Ok thanks again.