I have a few questions that I've saved up while reading this thread :)
One: My tank is either 1.5 or 2 gal (I don't know because I rescued the tank, complete with 2 females, from someone else). I read a lot about cycling the tank, and then I read other posts that seemed to say that the tank is so small it can't be cycled, or won't cycle well. Is this so? And if I don't need to cycle it, should I remove the filter?
(To clarify, I know this isn't an ideal setup. Until I can get my fish well, though, and get all the right equipment, I need all the advice I can get on what to do with the setup I have now.)
My second question is: how often do I need to clean my gravel? I'm doing frequent water changes (every day or every other day), especially since my red, Mitsu, hasn't recovered from being abandoned by her last person.
And the last question is: how should I use Epsom salt? I added some (1 tsp/gal), mostly for Mitsu. She's now in a quarantine cup, though, so should I skip the salt in the main tank for my blue's sake? I know it's all right for now, but I don't know how long I can use safely use the salt.
Phew, that was a lot. Thanks in advance for your help :)