For Christmas I'm able to get a 5 gallon tank with hood, light, filter etc.
I have my betta now in a 2.5 gallon tank it is uncycled and unfiltered. I don't mind doing water changes and I always do them on time, and he seems to be doing great that way.
I guess I'm worried about cycling the tank and maybe taking too much water out when vacuuming (I'm a clean freak...) and crashing the cycle, and ultimately having him back in the 2.5 gallon again.
I honestly don't know what to do. With me being a clean freak and it totally bothering me knowing there could be little terds or pieces of food hidden in the gravel and me not being able to take the gravel out and rinse it would bother me sooooo bad.
What should I do? Suck it up and get him a bigger cycled tank? Or would it be best to keep him where he is?
Thank you everyone :]