I just bought my son a betta fish a few days ago, I bought a one gallon tank for him, despite the guy trying to sell me a tiny bowl. He's a veil tail, (the one in the picture is the guy who died the first day. He was a halfmoon I think.) he has two artificial plants and a fake submarine. I treated the water with conditioner, he doesn't have a filter or a heater. I've been feeding him about 4 pellets twice a day but he seems to still want more. He's a hungry little guy, but I don't want to overfeed him. I really had no idea that bettas came with any real maintenance except the occasional water change and feeding. After reading through this site I feel bad for not looking anything up before we bought him. The guy at the store said it was the most easy low maintenance fish I could get. I'm planning on getting him a bigger tank this weekend, maybe with a built in filter? I really have no idea, all I know is that he is very active and has a lot of personality. Well... for a fish. lol He definitely needs more room to swim around. I was reading that adding aquarium salt may help him for getting sick? Should I be doing that? I can't have this little guy die on me or my son will be crushed. Should I feed him more since he's so hungry? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!