I struggle with anxiety, so it's made it very difficult to set up my 5-gallon tank.
It's taken me two months, but I finally had enough courage to set it all up and plug everything in. But, I had to take out the filter because I was just so scared that it would malfunction. (I know it's ridiculous, but I was starting to obsess over it, and it was making me sick.)
So, would it be okay to keep a Betta without a filter? I have a heater and silk plants and a liquid water testing kit. The good part about my anxiety is that I would definitely make sure that the water quality would always be excellent.
It's a little funny, because fish help with my anxiety; but I wouldn't want my anxiety to prevent me from having one.