My little betta buddy, Marty, is being patient awaiting his new larger home... I'm a different story, however. I'm not sure if if I should do a major water change and switch to pure ammonia or fish food or just be patient.
5 gallon Eclipse corner tank with filter (one of those foam pads and the bio-wheel)
1 live plant (petite anubias)
Baseline from tap: ph 7.5; ammonia .5
Began fishless cycle using raw fish on Nov 7.
Ammonia quickly reached 8.0. Took out the raw fish per another thread I read. Ammonia has stayed that high and the nitrites have remained at .5
Using liquid test for ammonia. API test strips for nitrite and nitrate.
I added a Hydro Theo 50w heater on Nov 20th. Still no change.
Any other info you need?