Hi all! I have recently bought a male betta, and I'm trying to make the best decisions for him to have a long, healthy life. He's in a 2.5 G tank with a filter. I'm going to buy him a heater tomorrow. He seems happy so far. Today he started making a bubble nest. Eee!
My question is about cleaning his tank. I keep hearing that you shouldn't change all the water at once and it has me a bit worried. I've owned bettas in the past, and I always saved the cups they came in and housed them in there with their current water to fully clean their aquariums. Washed all plants/"toys" and did 100% water changes. I never had any issues with my bettas doing this, but from what I'm reading it's not best.
I was wondering if someone could assist me on how to do this properly. Is there any "safe" way to do 100% water changes? If so, how do I handle the filter in this case? Thanks in advance.