Not a problem! I'm glad to help. Pet stores don't always know what their talking about...
He'll be alright for the day when it comes to food, as for his water as long as its conditioned and he seems alright I wouldn't worry too much.
Depending on your size of tank the water should be transferred out more than you think. 1 gallon and less = 100% daily water changes, 2 gallon = 50% daily water changes, 3-5 gallons = one 50% water change every other day with a once a week 100%. If you have a filter in the 3-5 gallon range you can do two 50% water changes a week. Filters on smaller tanks just cut out one day (1-2 gal= every other day water changes).
I've never heard of the "enviro clean" what does the bottle say its supposed to do? and what's in it? lol
Any chemical that says it helps keep the water clean in place of water chanes is a bad idea. Water changes is the easiest and healthiest way to keep your betta in good condition.
I approach feeding through observation. I can feed up to 8 pellets twice a day depending on the fish because I watch carefully for sings of bloat, overweight, slouchiness, underweight, and constipation. I will adjust feeding of each fish accordingly.
Unfortuneatly, he is temporarily in a one gallon fish bowl. So 100% daily water changes, do you mean, give him newly conditioned water every day?
I have been talking to my mom about what I read on here, she keeps laughing. grr. Says co-workers have them in smaller homes, or same size, clean once a week to two weeks, and the one is 2 year sold, others she doesnt know ages.
My Betta, seems just fine, swims around, looks at me, chills down under the decoration, comes to me when i put my finger or face close to bowl. So I guess water is fine :)
yup, conditioned water every day other wise your ammonia levels get really high. In the correct environment betta fish can live for 3-5 years happily. To be honest I'd love to educate your mother on proper fish care to share to her co-workers. and the fact she's laughing proves how ignorant she is about proper betta care
That unfortunately is the misconception of these little guys "they never need a water change. they live in puddles etc etc" They are actually more work than a ten gallon tropical fish tank.
check out this facebook page dedicated to crushing betta myths http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...4591241&type=3