Rinse bowl thoroughly, do not use soap. Rinse all gravel and decorations before setting them in bowl. Add about 1 inch of gravel, sand or other substrate to the bowl. Fill the bowl with tap water to 1 inch below the rim. Allow this to set until the water has reached room temperature. Add water conditioner to detoxify the tap water and make it safe for your fish. When you are ready to move your fish to the bowl, use a fish net or cup, scoop the fish from the container and place it in the bowl. Do not pour water from the original container into a new bowl. Feed betta once a day. Feed in small amounts. Be careful not to overfeed. If food is falling to the bottom of the bowl then you are feeding too much. Observe your fish's feeding habits for the first few days until you determine this amount. Water should be changed weekly. Remove your fish along with some water from the bowl, and place in a separate container. Then empty half of the water from the bowl and rinse the decorations with cool tap water if necessary. Do not use soap. Add water back into the bowl and treat it with water conditioner. Place your fish back in the bowl.