first off, Brand new to this forum, Hi! :D
so, i JUST bought my first betta, who is also the first fish i have had in a few years (and even a few years ago i didn't know enough about water conditions and ended up killing my poor fish...) And i am faced with this huge issue of weather or weather not i should move him into the tank soon.
They guy at Petco said that the water in it's jar is pure, like, better then almost anything on the planet, and after two days of my new tank cycling, i should add the betta fish, (i asked why it doesn't take a few weeks, he said that betta fish are able to survive in a lot of conditions, and a day or two should be enough time passes) then i asked on yahoo answers, and i was told to wait a week, then another person said a few weeks, one even said a few months... I am getting a lot of opinions here,
should i move it out of it's tiny jar? (with the clean water in it...) into a bigger bowl for a few days? (i don't really have any other tanks, and can't buy one at the moment.)
just to clarify, my 10 gallon tank, with brand new lid (with light), a brand new filter, and a brand new heater, is UN-cycled. and from what i read putting a fish in that is BAD, so yeah.... if i put it in a bigger jar, it will be uncycled, just like the tank. although if i keep the fish in its small jar, it will need to be cleaned, (unless i only keep it in there for a day or two, like the guy said)
if i leave him in the jar, should i put a bit of the rocks in it? (i think i read somewhere that it's healthier...)
if i leave him in the jar, how do i clean it, (if he must stay there for more then two days) without a hose...
all in all, what i need to know is, When do i move him into the new tank? and if he stays in his (cycled pure water jar), for more then two days, it should be cleaned. how do i clean it?
Here is a brand new picture i just took of the tank, with the small jar with the betta in the jar. (the tank is a 10 gallon.)