Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
OP said he didn't even add them to the water yet, just floating. I would be worried about the transport home, is it colder out? Maybe it was just the stress of moving from the store to home? Poor things...
And also, if those algae eaters are plecos, those grow way to big for any Betta tank :) I agree with 1fish, any algae eaters will produce their own bioload so really what they clean they end up putting out in waste :)
Congrats though! My store is just as bad, when I took Sheldon back they said they wanted a test of my water so I showed them a picture of an ammonia test DARK GREEN (high ammonia) and they said "There's your problem right there, he died of ammonia poisoning" to which I replied "Yep, that's the water you sent him home in, mine reads zero as the water was changed daily"... I got my replacement no questions asked.