he swindled you out of your money.
VERY much so. and he is so full of bull.... A 50 gallon, is regular 250.00 here. a 70 is 350-500.
you, have been swindled really bad!! D:
Bettas, safely saying, need 3+ gallons. As long as their water can be heated to 78 F, and you keep up with cleaning, they are fine. a 10 gallon, is easier to cycle than a 3 (though a 3 can cycle), and easier to heat...to me anyways.
A heater: 10.00-20.00 maybe. or a bit more if it is adjustable!
A 10 gallon: 60.00 maybe. depends where you go.
plants and decor: ranges in price...depends what you want, how big, and how much.
did he also tell you to put a male and female together? I never trust associates anymore. 99.9% are lying, or do not know what they are talking about! Luckily, you came to this site. Bettas has a labrynth organ, allowing them to breath air from the top of the water. Males are solitude, and females CAN be in a sorority, except some who are just too aggressive!
my tanks: Shiloh, male VT in a 20 gallon. El Dorado and Riddle male VT's, in a divided 10 gallon, Shadow VT in his own 10 gallon, and females (4) in a 29 gallon.