Brand new to this forum, glad to find it.
I've had a Betta for a while now in a 1 gallon tank, I bought him at a Petsmart and upon doing a bit of research I found a 1 gallon was WAY too small for him.
We'd been talking about getting a 'real' tank, so Friday night we went to an aquarium shop in the area and walked out with a 15 gallon setup. We were sold 6 small tetras and told all would be ok to start off with a small amount of fish.
Of course, afterwards I started reading more and first heard about cycling tanks. Everything was ok until this morning - first tetra down. A second is acting very slow, I'm predicting he'll be dead as well by tomorrow morning.
Getting quite worried at this point - we're going to have the water tested tonight, I'm guessing the ammonia is really high at this point however.
I feel bad that the other fish are suffering, I would have set up the tank and let it cycle itself if I'd known better. My main concern is the Betta however since he's been a family pet for a while now. Should I remove him and put him back in his 1 gallon until this is over? Is there anything I can do to help out this process? Frustrated. Help! Thanks in advance.
BTW, the Betta is showing no signs of stress - swimming around, acting normal at this point.