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My daughter (5 yesterday) has wanted a fish for a couple of years. I have always killed every fish I have ever had. It is VERY upsetting to me! I don't want to be a "fish killer" they are so pretty!
So for her birthday my neighbor and dearest friend got her a male betta. Katie is SOOOO excited. She named our , light orange, new family member "Peaches".
Peaches lives in a 2.5 gallon triangular shaped tank. It has multi colored gravel and a live plant.My neighbor knows lots about fish so she knew how to transfer him and keep his existing water from the cup he came in.
He has Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus water conditioner/dechlorenator in his tank.
I don't know what kind of live plant he has in there, i just spent an hour looking at pictures to try and figure it out. GRRR!
He has not eaten his food AT ALL since he arrived at our house 2 days ago. I have read that its not cause for concern, but while i read this i have read ALOT of info telling me my "easy to care for" fish needs heaters and filters and water testing and who knows what else.
I have tried the Aqueon Betta food and he not only wanted nothing to do with it it immediately sank to the bottom. So for 2 days twice a day he had food just yucking up the tank. My neighbor changed out the water (keeping his cups worth) and rinsed off the rocks and replaced the plant. She put in the solution again and put Peaches back in the tank. We tried to feed him "Wardley advanced Nutrition betta food" this food actually floats(thank goodness) but he didnt eat that either. I have been reading and came across that i needed to remove it if he didnt eat it........so its gone.
Guys.............can you tell me what I need to do to just make sure the little guy lives a long happy life and so I can stop being so darn scared that I'll kill it!