is it absolutely necessary to cycle a 5 gallon filtered tank home to a single betta fish and a few moss balls? B

so i got this beautiful blue betta and his name is bowie and i got him three marimo moss balls to go in his tank. it is a 5 gal filtered tank.
problem is i didn’t read up on the nitrogen cycle beforehand, a process that’s supposed to take weeks. i don’t want to leave my fish in the betta cup while i do this because literally i got this fish a 5 gal tank BECAUSE i hate seeing them in those little cups. is it safe for me to go ahead and put him in without the nitrate cycle? there is a conditioner in the tank that removed ammonia and chlorine from water.

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ToriTheShark
yes you do unless you plan on cleaning the tank every 3-4 days
on April 07
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