Originally Posted by Shellybean02
I'm using the Imagitarium 3-Way Isolation and Nursery Tank from petco.
Lynn AND Penny passed! Monroe loves flaring and is building a nice bubble nest, but Orlando is scared easily, doesn't flare much, and barely has any bubbles on the surface of his side of the box... Is my baby boy going to end up like my girls? Is it possible that the girls already had something before I brought them into my tank, or did I bring their lives to an end? If I lose my boys I guess I should wait until I'm an adult to have pets again besides my geckos
But I'll settle down as I still have my boys. What should I do with them to keep them safe/does salt speed up the cycling process?
You should either buy a book on keeping freshwater fish or better yet go to the library and check some books out for free. You can also use the internet to gather a lot of information on tropical fish in general and specific information on betas. Salt is now the only treatment I use for my fish and I usually get it from the supermarket.
There is no reason to give up so soon on fish keeping...just slow down. While you are learning let your tank run with the fish you have and when you treat fish with salt DO NOT add it to your tank... treat the fish in a separate container. Just dip them in salt water for a few seconds and let them loose in your tank. You can google that also.
I had some trouble with my catfish pond early last year and treated a few catfish with salt water.
I also find it helpful to learn about where the fish come from. The climate, the water temperature, water PH. etc.
I don't know a lot about a beta but I have been keeping fish for a long time.