My daughter is getting her first Betta today, and just wanted to ask a couple questions to better help us care for our soon to be new family member.. The tank has been set up already with a filter, everything prepared, (using bottled spring water), purchased a PH test kit, and some AquaSafe water conditioner.. Just awaiting the Betta..
1- When do we have to start doing ammonia and nitrate tests? how soon after we introduce Betta into it's new home?
2- how often do we have to do both of those tests?
3) in regards to the AquaSafe water conditioner, is it necessary if we're
using bottled spring water, and if so how much is needed for a 1 1/2
gallon tank and how often do we add it?
any help would be appreciated... and thank you in advance!