So I won a voucher for a free betta fish at a charity fundraiser, which is convenient because I've been considering getting one for the past few weeks. Unfortunately I am a college student and have a super small dorm room, which means I won't be able to get any container larger than 2.5 gal. I have a bowl available (I think it's 2 gallons) and I would like to know if I'd be able to keep a single betta in a bowl for about 2.5 months, at least until I go home for the summer and have time and space to establish a proper aquarium for the little guy.
Also, I'm seeing a lot of different opinions on how frequently a bowl should be cleaned. For a bowl of this size, would 2-3 times a week be enough? How much water should I change at a time? And is there any point to cycling a fish bowl since it's comparatively small and I'm just going to be washing it anyway?