I am personally not doing cycle i do 100% water changes. I don't have any problem with my fish whatsoever. But i learned the cleaner the water healthier and longer live betta fish. And at least if you want to cycle your tank, and want him to live long and not get sick in 5 -8 month or sooner i think you need to do water changes. Please don't take it personally all i want to do just your betta and you be happy. So it your decision any way. Just advice.
So again i don't know anything about cycling but if you trying to cycle follow Oldfishlady advice. If you don't want to cycle you can do 100% water changes every about 10-14 days for 10 gall. I know someone on this forum who has 2 bettas in divided 10 gall and does 1-50% and 1-100% water changes a week and one of the betta 7 years old. So you can really do good job with any choice.
Let us know if you want Oldfishlady link about cycling
Last edited by BETTACHKALOVE; 10-06-2012 at 11:23 AM.