I've had this new 5 gallon tank for a week and a half now. I've cleaned it at least 4 times, rinsing all the gravel and decor as well. I've set the heater so it'll be the perfect temperature. So I know this will sound really stupid, but I just feel too scared to put my betta in the tank. Every single day I plan to finally do it, then end up chickening out. Either I think the heater will suddenly raise the temperature too high, or I feel the tank is not clean enough. I've read some posts online by people saying their betta died when they put it in a new tank, and it's got me really stressed out.
Today I was suppose to definitely go through with it, but lo and behold, I once again backed out of it because I was having trouble keeping the decorations rooted into the gravel while I was pouring the water in, and thought that my hands contaminated the water when I was messing with them. I know I'm being paranoid, but I really love this fish, and I just don't want to lose him. He's the only pet I have left since my kitty died a few months ago. I just couldn't handle another pet death, and I would feel so guilty if he died, or even got sick, because of something I did.
Encouragement please! Can anyone relate, or am I the only one who freaks out like this?