I've got a 10gal tank with 2 african dwarf frogs and 1 male betta. The pets were a gift in a container which was much too small, and upon receiving them I wanted to immediately put them into a more suitable space. Therefore, I was not able to cycle my tank before stocking it. Not to mention, I didn't even know what cycling was at the time.

I do frequent 50% water changes based on the levels of ammonia. I use an API test kit. I started the tank on the 19th of November, and I'm not seeing any evidence that bacteria is breaking down the ammonia. I'm also completely negative for trItes and trAtes.

The only things I'm adding to the tank are fresh (treated) water, and food. Does anyone know why I'm not seeing anything yet?