Back around Thanksgiving, my mother's betta was very ill. He was living in a betta bowl. He came here to my house for treatment and now has a 5 gallon cycled tank with heater and filter. He's made a full recovery. My mother has had a very busy holiday season, so she said for me to keep him until after Christmas. My mother still doesn't know how she's going to be able to set up the 5g tank as far as plugging everything in (he lived in her kitchen), so I'm crossing my fins she decides that she doesn't want him back. She's still clueless on the nitrogen cycle and gets a blank look when I explain it to her. They only live 10 minutes away, so if she decides she really does want him back, I can keep an eye on the water parameters for her. I've gotten attached to the little fellow. He's got spunk for being 2 1/2 years old and has A LOT of fight in him. I also want to take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who helped advise me on his recovery.