I've been reading stuff over the course of a few months and everything seems to all say different things. I know its mean to put any fish in a tiny bowl and I know bettas need a heater in their tank but tank size and what method to filter and clean and the tank and how often i`m so confused on. How hard is it to have live plants in the aquarium and what benefit are they? Do they require much extra care/ time then fake? I don't really understand about filtering at all. I LOVE bettas and they are so pretty. I really want one but i want to understand how to take care of it first. is there a simple do this version to having a betta? what are the start up costs generally? i feel like my brain is going to explode from trying to figure this out. Started on random sites but then I figured why trust anyone other then a forum when that is obviously a group of people dedicated to the care of the fish and want them to have good conditions and to survive. so i`m just going to wipe everything i`ve previously looked at and listen to you guys. Please don't disagree too much because i`m already confused and frustrated as it is. :-?