My fish is in a 1.5 gallon tank, so from what I can tell I shouldn't even bother trying to cycle it. With that in mind, what type of testing and how frequently do I need to be doing to his tank water? (like PH, ammonia, etc. )
Also, should tap water with stress coat added be safe for his water changes? Right now he's in spring water with stress coat added, if I want to switch to using tap water how do I start switching to get him acclimated to the different water?
I have the filter that came with the tank, but it seems to create quite the current so I haven't started using it yet, do I need to? Will using it make the number of necessary water changes fewer? If I should use it, how can I make it not blow so strong into his water?
Okay, last question (sorry this is so long!):
So far I've given him a rough time because of some mistakes on my part and he seems to be pretty stressed. I'd like to not do anything to add to his stress, but I'm worried about when I'll need to start doing water changes? What do you recommend? Will 100% changes be necessary, because scooping him out seems to just freak him out more.
Thanks so much and sorry I have so many questions hehe