I have my Betta in a Aqueon Mini Bow 2.5 Gallon. I have a heater and it came with a filter. I have noticed lately my Betta has been being pushed down by the filter. I even baffled it and he was still stressed. I turned off the filter and saw a drastic improvement in a matter of minuets! I know I would have to do more water changes and I'm fine with that!
Currently, I do two 50% water changes a week with a gravel vacuum. Without a filter I would do one 100% one 50% and one 25% water change every week. All with a gravel vacuum.
So my questions are...
Can i take out the filter? Will the heater be affected by removing the filter? Anything else i should know about?
Thank you so much for your help!