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Hello! I have been reading up on Bettas for a while, and was thinking of getting one someday. Well, that some day may be closer than I thought. There is a poor little Betta living in a fishbowl (no more than a gallon-size, I estimate) in the childcare center room my son goes to once a week. He has no heater or filtration, so I really hope & pray they do frequent water changes!! The room is fairly warm, but not "Betta warm." I have a new 10 gal planted tank that I am setting up, and my filter & heater will arrive via UPS tomorrow. I was planning to run a 2nd sponge & filter in my current tank/filter for a week or more to seed the new filter (and maybe transfer some of the water?). My mini-cycle is done & I've done a thorough cleaning since I had a few fish die in January and medicated the remaining fish. I would like to have 2-3 Otos in the tank with a Betta. I know it would probably be better to have the Otos in there first, then add the Betta, but I really want to rescue this little guy soon!!! SO, would it hurt to put him in the tank first, THEN add the Otos once they are out of quarantine? Would he accept the Otos? He is not in IMMEDIATE danger (other than the size and temp of the tank...) and they keep the water clean, but he deserves better than that little fishbowl (it does have a plastic plant & rock for him to hide behind). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!