My cousin has a male and female betta (separate bowls). she bought them the same day she got the bowls and they seem to be doing great. no filter, just a small bowl, some rocks and a small hiding place. She has had them a little over a month, maybe going on two. I checked for ammonia in the bowls about two and half weeks ago and it was kinda high. how are they even alive? I know ammonia affects all fish, so how are they still doing good? My fish store have a "build your own betta" option. 4.99 for the betta itself and for the bowl, betta, 4 scoops of substrate, 1 small plant, water, and something else...it's 8.10$ how would I care for it? is it safe to just get the betta water and throw him right in? can he eat blood worms daily or would that be a weekly thing? I know males have to live alone, and females can live with other fish. How could I get them used to living together without the male wanting to kill her. how do they breed...lol so many questions. I want to be prepared. thanks !