I have a Betta which I keep in a 1.5 G tank with a filter (it is a Tetra filter which is connected to an air pump with a filter cartage), with an Apple snail. It has some gravel and a piece of ornament. No live plant.
I have read that I should take the Betta out and wash the whole tank including the gravel and such; but I have also been told that I should nto do constant 100% water change.
Right now I am doing 100% water change about every 3-4 days and I usually use a cup and take out about 25 % water every day, just to keep the water from getting too dirty.
I feed only pellets, no flake.
I add betta water conditioner, someaquarium salt, a bit of alkaline buffer when I do my big water change, and I also add a bit of 'stability" to the water.
I am just wondering is this okay...
Is stability necessary? And should I add salt and alkaline buffer after each water change?