Originally Posted by Indyfishy
I'm so sorry to hear about Gia, she was soooo cute =( I agree with the cryscat, until you get a new bowl this will happen every time. Unless you find a new bowl, you really shouldn't get another fish. Wait to get one until you can have a nice home for it. For now, just take good care of your other fish and baby him =)
Until you can properly care for the one you have, I strongly suggest not getting another fish. I hate to be blunt, but that's exactly what needs to happen if you want to be successful with this hobby. Once you can get proper equipment (heater, decent sized tank or bowl, plants, the whole nine yards) for your current and possible new fish, then sure, bring another one home. It gets expensive, so it's best to keep what you can afford. I spend a good chunk of money on my eight fish already, but I can afford what they need. I know it sucks, since bringing a new fish home is always so enjoyable. I love watching them brighten up and grow too. But if you want them to thrive, then a combination of patience, priorities, and proper care is key. Good luck with your current betta.