Dalish - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
Phaydra's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 329

He was a bright active boy for the week I had him. This morning though he was showing signs of stress. He was dead tonight. I checked his water daily and that wasn't the cause. I had been treating the water with AQ salt as I was afraid the journey here would take a toll on his health. I was determined to have a healthy fish. I had checked him for velvet over and over because I was scared it would be easy to miss on his metallic body. No signs of any sickness other then extreme lethargy today. I fed him blood worms 2 days ago but I fed everyone blood worms the same day. I feel like I can rule that out. I rinsed the new filter for an hour after a white vinegar wash and left the carbon in just in case. I am sure I missed something but I can't see it right now. I feel totally deflated and defeated.

Fluffy DT, A-tsi-hi HM, Sebastion EE HM, Jovan EE HM, Hector EE HM, Dandelion HM, Star HM, RIP: Dalish OHM, Bubbles VT, Big Red CT
Phaydra is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:37 AM
Sena Hansler's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Sounds like you took very good care of him. He may have had an underlying problem you never saw... You never know. Cannot blame yourself :) Sorry you lost your betta.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:50 PM
LittleBlueFishlets's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,952
I'm sorry for your loss. I lost one last week that I'd only had for a week also, and it was very disheartening. If they're showing signs of something, at least you can try treating those symptoms and attempt to diagnose the problem. But without symptoms, it's very difficult to know what to do. As Sena said, he may have already had an issue when you got him.
LittleBlueFishlets is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 AM
Reference Team
sandybottom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: minnesota,usa
Posts: 993
sorry. he was a beauty.

bettas-goldfish-shrimp-snails-planted tanks
sandybottom is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome