Hi everyone, Last week my wife bought a Betta fish to surprise me with. We have a 1 gallon fish bowl which she set her up in before I got home. The fish has gravel substrate and we have conditioned her water. My problem is that in the very beginning we didn't know that she wouldn't eat her food off of the gravel at the bottom of her tank, and there has been a small build up down there since we got her. I logged on here, learned about the nytrogen cycle, and got quite concerned because her little bowl probably has a lot of ammonia in it right now. I have done one 50-60% water change a few days after we got her, again with conditioned water. I have since learned that another water change so soon might have been more stressful for her, and I want to let her bowl cycle as soon as possible. Her water has since become a little cloudy and I'm looking for something I can do to resolve this hat would be best for her. my current plan is to vacuum her gravel, and do another 50% water change because of how cloudy the water is, but would so many water changes so close together ( the last one was on Saturday) stress her out? I am feeding her one pellet at a time now, so that she doesn't drop any food, and as soon as she slows down a minute or two in I stop feeding her. What do you think of my cleaning "rescue" plan, and is my new feeding technique ok? If I let her eat her fill for a minute or two, is once a day good, or should I be feeding twice a day? Thank you so much for all of your help, we don't have a lot of money, and I didn't expect to be getting this Betta, and neither my wife or I totally knew what is involved. I'm looking for solutions because we all love our new little Betta, and I just want to set her up properly and make sure she's healthy and in a good environment.