Originally Posted by Myates
If your 10g has no live plants it is recommended to do 50% weekly, which includes vacuuming of the substrate... water quality is the most important thing for a fish, for their health. In time it can cause different problems, can promote different things such as fungus and bacteria that attacks the fish (such as fin rot).
The OP is very knowledgeable in the proper recommendations of water changes, would follow the advice given for your set up to ensure a better chance for a healthy, long living fish. :)
Thank you! I was told only to do 25% by a Petsmart associate and I've been doing that since
I realise from this forum that Petsmart associates are not reliable. My poor buddy. Today is his water change i will do 50% from now on.
Do you happen to know a good water conditioner? I use Tetra Aquasafe Plus... but I feel like i could get something better
Also, how long are you supposed to wait before adding the new water after putting the conditioner?