I Got a Solution!
You know how when you try to explain to your parents about the proper set up of a betta tank, and about the proper water changes involving ammonia. And your parents dont believe a thing your saying? And they side with a petco employee who is unaware of the care of a betta. Well, I got a solution. Today, when I went to my LPS, i found a book about the proper care of a betta. My first thought was oh brother, this book is gonna talk about small bowls and vases. But when i started reading.. I noticed, everything was accurate. It talked about ammonia levels, a proper tank set up for a betta, and even the proper foods for a betta. It's called Animal Planet: Aquarium Care for Bettas. If our parents don't believe you, and them this book! I did this, and my parets are very surprised, haha. xD it's sort of on the expensive side.... $12... but, i mean, its a good book and it can convince your parents that water changes are necessary. And our 2.5-5 gallon tanks are beneficial for our betta :D