Ok. So I have an estimated 3.5 gallon tank. I have so many questions when it comes to water changes.. And today is the second day having him and I accidentally let a lot of food fall to the bottom of his tank in the last two days(Ive learned how to be more careful) I have also made a newb move by turning the filter on and off. So I need to change it but Im still confused..
-Is a 25-50% change in order? Or should I go ahead and do a 100% change today?
-When I do a 100% Where do I put my fish? If I put him in a gallon container, do I have to put water conditioner in that to? Or am I able to put him in a small kritter carrier with filtered water while I change the water?
-If I do a 50% or 25% water change including gravel vacuum, how much water conditioner do I put back in once I refill? (I used a half a teaspoon when I first filled his water tank) I use Amquel and Novaqua both half teaspoons for the whole tank because the directions said to add a whole teaspoon for 10 gallons?
-Do I have to take him out every water change?
-Do I leave the filter on when Im doing only 25-50% changes? Do I leave my fish in the tank also?
-How do I make sure that he wont stress over the 100% water changes?
With the filter my water changing plan is:
twice a week-25%
every two weeks-100%
so then its four 25% changes and then a 100% and then continue..