Just looking for a little help here. My Wife brought home a betta over 2 months ago. I found this forum and got some great info on how to care for him.
She brought him home in a tiny 1 gallon tank, and after reading how to really care for him I knew he needed a bigger tank so I went and changed him to a 10 gallon. After having him in the 10gallon I read about the nitrogen cycle and was kind of blind sided by it, because I've never cared for fish before.
Our betta is now in a filtered and heated(78-80 degrees f) 10g tank, and ive been doing 50% water changes every 3-4 days. i use Prime water conditioner. It's been over 2 months now and I always get the same water readings. 1ppm ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate. I was thinking I would at least see some kind of signs bacteria was starting to form but this is how it's been for two months.
I've been debating wether or not to go grab from tetra safe start to throw in there to maybe get things started, but I don't want to do anything that might harm the fishy. Any advice is welcome, not sure if I am doing anything that would prevent the cycle to start or not.
Thanks for reading and any advice.