Okay so here's how things are going. I got a 10 Gallon. I juggled my tanks around, put new gravel in the old tank and the new tank. Put the old gravel on top of the new (for the bacteria etc.). Some new decorations in both and old decorations in both.
I went to petsmart. The woman was great, seemed to know what she was talking about. She got me set up with a test kit and some stuff to treat the water. She told me they test water for free, so I can bring it in there and they'll get me all set! I"m keeping Berry (Strawberry Tetra) in the old tank, with old water (which according to the test is perfect!!! I think we cycled!), although I did do a 20% water change. I put that water in the new tank with the new conditioned water. I'm waiting for everything to settle and then Molly (A Gold Molly) will go in there to get it cycled.
The woman at PetSmart suggested getting another Molly to speed up the cycle (and I guess Mollies like to be in "packs"/Shoals, too). So I got a Silver Molly. She seems healthy, energetic etc. She she's bobbing in the water to get use to the temperature. My niece has named her Snow.
She also suggested getting a snail, she said they help with tank cemistry. He (although I have no idea on the gender), is also bobing in the water to acclimate. Apparently they acclimate the same as fish.
I like Petsmart, I think I"ll continue to get my fish from there. They have a 14 day health guarenteed, so if the fish dies before the end of 2 weeks, for any reason, they'll replace it. Which is great, so your sure to get a living fish!!!
My question is this.......How do you know if the snail is alive? I put them on the table (in the middle as not to drop off), while I put everything away. My niece got a hold, when I wasn't looking and droped the bag. I mean, Petsmart will give me a new one, if he's gone belly up, but I hope he hasn't. But how do you tell?