Originally Posted by wah543
2.5 gallons and I clean out the gravel good and make sure everythings out of the gravel when I do
Because you do such a good cleaning weekly I think you're OK. I'm guessing that there isn't that much food that falls to the bottom. Sometime with my Bettas, they get so excited the don't see the pellet when I drop it so I poke the top of the water next to the pellet to get their attention to it & they eat like little piglets. You may want to get a water test kit and just check your water parameters (ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte) and see what effect if any the food is having. I test the water in my established 10g tank weekly and my other two (1 10g & 1 46g) that are still cycling I test daily to make sure my water stays healthy.