I'm so sorry!!!
I lost 3 fish, I am down from 12 to 9 BUT... the remaining 9 are as healthy and frisky as can be! At feeding time, it looks like a shark attack!!! Even 2 who "sulked" for weeks perked up eventually. I kept testing, testing... adding "Prime" and "Quickstart" if things seemed less than perfect. It really pays to test every day, and the MINUTE I see someone not acting right, I jump for the test strips so I can get an idea of what's wrong; I follow up with the liquid test if there's a test that's off. The strips are handy for a quick reading, esp. if you're trying to plan your day! It's important to know if you have to stop & do a PWC, or if you can eat breakfast and run errands 1st!.
I noticed that, on Aquabid.com, someone in the US is offering groups of 4-6 females for very little $. Also, ebay will have bargains on girls. I am so much in love with my yellow/orange girl, I bought a yellow male (I haven't got him yet). I hope I get a few yellow bettas to offer to our breeders. It's the one color that hasn't been worked on by breeders, which is too bad, they're gorgeous.
4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.