Originally Posted by FishieKeeper429
I just started and I'm 15. I've wanted to since I was 12/13 but my parents refused. I finally convinced them to about a month ago and I have a 10g freshwater cycled aquarium and I just set up a new 5g Betta tank because the poor betta (my first fish) was originally in a 1g and I found this site and temporarily moved him to a 3g and permanently to a 5g with a filter and heater
my poor Betta has had a rough life because of me. I'm just happy I learned before it was to late.
Bettas were the first fish I ever kept (well, technically it was my mom lol).
I used to keep my 2 platy in a 1 gallon bowl (don't judge me!) but that was when I didn't have a clue about anything. They were in there for about a month until I learned all about fish keeping. Thankfully, they're still alive and they're now in a cycled 10g. They've been through everything--ammonia burns and lots of stress (no ich, though!), and they've been standing strong every step.
Everyone will make a mistake at some point, you just gotta learn how to fix it.