Originally Posted by luluo
So on CL someone is selling a 1yr old (so probably 2yr old) betta in a fish bowl. I don't have a cycled tank to put it in right now. If I put it in a 2.5 gallon rectangular with a heater, how often would I have to do water changes. I've never had a tank that wasn't cycled.
On my 2.5 gallons I'm a little obsessive... Generally I do 50%, skip, 100%, skip, 50%, skip, etc. So I do about 3-4 water changes a week. But it keeps their water super clear, makes their filter media last longer, and they're always really happy!
To do a water change of just removing water (even up to 80%) it literally takes me 10 minutes to do both. I just vacuum out the water into a 5 gallon bucket, dump it & refill it, treat all of that water, then pour the water into the tanks. Simple enough, right??