So we went to Petco today and got ourselves a baby Betta. I got the tiniest one they had. I thought it would be really awesome for my girls to watch the transformation in their very first pet! I have always been super interested in fish and aquariums and sort of pushed the idea The employee told me that he recommended a BettaminI 2.5 tank because it has a filter and comes with some food and the conditioner... Said all I would need is to have my girls pick out some decorations and also said to only feed 2 to 3 pellets a couple times a day. So off we went with our new fish friend and we put the the tank together and I got to the part where it said to run it for at least 24 hours... I called Petco and spoke with the guy and asked if I needed to do that or if I needed to slowly add tank water to the cup... He said no you have the conditioner, just put the fish in so we did! And then I came across all sorts of things about cycling and stressing or shocking the fish.. And also that we should have a heater??? Well now I am afraid that our poor little fish won't survive! The fish that my daughter named Girl has been in the tank for about 7 hours and it is 1030 pm here in alaska. I basically have no idea what I am doing and feel so bad for the poor thing... Any advice to help us save our little baby would be so greatly appreciated and I will be going first thing in the morning for whatever we need!! TIA!