Our betta is sick and I think it is the ammonia in the water. I bought the API liquid test kit and the tap water tests at about a 1 on ammonia. I have Prime but I was reading that it only takes the ammonia down but then that turns into nitrates if you don't have a cycled tank.
We have a 2.5 gallon with 1 betta. It has a filter but I was told it was too small to cycle.
Is the Prime effective if the tap water is already so high in ammonia? Should I use more than recommended 2 drops per gallon? Do I need to buy special water?
He was doing so good for the first couple weeks. Thanks for any help.