Apparently, if putting the Cycle product (with the Ammonia consuming bacteria) counts as "cycling" then that's what I did.
Thank you! I finally found a hood for it, so it's awesome! And he's making his buuble nest! (WOO!)
Really, I haven't had a formal fish training. I've had formal filter media training and fish supplies training. The rest is what I've heard from my coworkers and the little that I've read from the Betta handbooks. It's mostly confidence. If I can persuade a customer to buy a fish, and they have questions, I'll grab one of the other girls that works in the fish room, or I'll grab Allie from the animal room. It's a job, and I probably won't be there all my life. And now, after joining this site, my coworkers call me "The Paranoid Betta Fish Owner". For some reason or another... XP