Originally Posted by witchykitty
If you leave the water uncovered overnight, it should take out all the chlorine. I usually put some stuff to dechlorinate and some other stuff to remove nitrates and minerals also, just to be safe. They should be fine with letting it sit out overnight, though.
I don't know how much of an experienced betta mom you are, but be sure not to overfeed them. You probably got those little betta kibbles too. I feed no more than 2 kibbles, twice a day. Bettas are little piggies and will eat until they pop.
I have four bettas. I have two 2 1/2 gallon divided tanks with a male and female in each. They're so interesting to watch, especially the females. These little fishies have personalities, believe it or not. Definately not boring pets, that's for sure!
Here's a good betta forum in case you need extra help: http://www.bettaforums.com/
Good luck and can't wait for the pictures.
Thanks for the info! I put them in a little while ago, and they're acting fine, so I'm not as worried anymore. I guess I was, because the last betta I had died the morning after I brought it home, and I don't want these two to die.
We don't know too much about bettas (she doesn't really like them.. I bought them because it's my money, and I personally like them
), but I don't feed them a lot.. usually three pieces of food a day. There's one at my work that I have to feed every morning, so I'm used to it.
I agree about the personality thing.. I know people don't usually think of fish as the most fun pet, but I really like bettas. I had to literally catch the first one while putting him in the tank, because he jumped right out of the cup.
Oh, and thanks for the forum link.. I'm sure I'll end up joining.
Here are a few pictures, and I'll get more a little later.
Together.. they both have quite the personality..
This is the one that likes to move around the most, and who I had to catch while putting in the tank. I know they're males, but I've always had habits of giving my bettas girl names.. I'm thinking of "Mitsuki" for this one. I'm a huge Full Moon wo Sagashite fan, so that explains it.
This one's more calm, and he likes to look right at me more, so I had to turn a little to get a better picture. I'm thinking of "Meroko" for this one.. another FMWS name (Mitsuki and Meroko