Okay, so I've been talking to someone I met in class, and she recently just got into fish. She even has a betta! From our discussions, I found out that she has the necessary stuff for a cycled tank and I told her it would probably be less work in the end to have a cycled tank, but since I've only done a fishless cycle before, I'm not sure what the best method to cycling would be when there's already a fish in there. I figured I would ask the people who know best. :)
She has a male CT in a 15 gallon with with an Aqueon filter and a heater that keeps the temp between 78 and 82 degrees. The fish has been in there for about a month and she's been doing water changes about 50-75% a week? I don't know any other details right now but if I find anything else out, I'll add to this.
Thank you in advance for your advice.