Betta Fungal Infection
Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:49 AM
Mind you i have experience with bettas and gourami's and have never had these problems come out of nowhere and my tanks had been in far more dissaray then this tank has ever been(which is none)
Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:28 AM
Rinsing is not enough to get rid of most bacteria and fungus. I would throw it out and clean the tank with a bleach solution. 10 parts bleach to one part water. Rinse it out with heavily dechlorinated water (add two to three times as much water conditioner than normal) Then let it air dry and rinse one more time. Only reuse any nonporous decorations like resign rocks and stuff. (also bleach them) You can try to sanitize live plants by using a bleach dip, but not all plants will survive it so it may be better to just freeze then toss them.
On a side note, he may have been more susceptible to illness because of the room temperature water. Bettas like it very warm- and stable. 78F is the lowest I would go. I'm sorry for your loss.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
The temp in my house lately(due to winter and havingbirds as well and needing to keep it warm) stays at a rough 75 degrees. I have kept very healthy bettas(one of which lived for nearly 10 years) in cold water conditions, the same as the rest of my tropicals(Gourami and a plecostomus and oto's). Due to not having him as long I made sure his temperature was as exact as possible.
My gourami and my other betta(who had recently passed as well from old age) has lived in cold water(got as low as 65 degrees during this last winter)for their whole lives. So I never really take that into account and being that I kept the temperature stable with this betta that should not have factored. At least I dont believe it should have.
Do you think it could have been the bleach treatment, maybe some excess residues that didnt leave. Thank you all for help. Im sorry if I sound as if im putting your thoughts down, Im not just trying to give you all a better idea of my setup's and how my tanks run. Thank you all again.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:46 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:44 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:14 PM
I had something similar happen to the betta in my picture. I never figured out what happened, so I know how sudden and sad it was to lose him in such a manner. I'm sorry it happened to you too
Edited by PeachesMarie, 02 March 2012 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
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