I haven't owned a fish since my father decided to keep a little tank for two years when I was seven. He did everything, I just named the pretty fishies. :/
Which leads to my current predicament. Someone brought a betta to my job at a restaurant Friday night. People were tapping on the tank, it was way too small...I just couldn't leave him there. So I asked a couple of people, bought a 5.5 gallon tank, gravel, and water conditioner today. Only, if you will remember......I DON'T KNOW JACK ABOUT FISH.
I don't know how to change water, I don't know how to set up a filter, or how long it should run before I put him in the tank, or what I should do with him in the meantime. The only thing I DID do confidently was take the awful oversized plastic plant out of the tank I rescued him in.
So please, let all your most basic knowledge flow into me. I'm in over my head here.