Originally Posted by mvirata
Originally Posted by xingumike
agrered the qt tank need some decor asap or the betta needs to go
I got some old decor lying around, I added them in. I can put her in my 29G but I would rather keep my QT tank cycled. Do you know if a cycled tank stays cycled if I just keep the sponge filter going and do weekly water changes??
I thought she might be ok since she is always responsive and comes to the front of the tank. I have seen people keep bettas in those 2 gallon tanks with nothing but gravel, I figured compared to that she is in the Presidential Suite!
Bettas are territorial so by having no decor there are no territories for her to defend so that tank is probably stressing her as its a big open space for one betta.
re keeping the tank cycled, what you mentioned is not enough to keep it so, you would need to feed the tank even if there are no fish in it, this rotting food will produce ammonia which is then converted etc etc keeping the cycle going. Or add a couple of more suitable fish and just carry on as normal