My Best and Last are Passed - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Xaltd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hamilton, MA
Posts: 746
My Best and Last are Passed

My sorority tank is a huge failure. I've lost all the girls. I loved Mist so much; I haven't seen another like her. Tang, my most recent purchase, followed her the next day. Both were $$ imports...
I have NO IDEA how to move forward. I only have Butch left, alone in his 10-gal & HAPPY. (He has some oto cats to play with.) What am I going to do w/ this 29 gal.? It is well established w/ plants, healthy otos, ocellifers, shrimp & assassin snails.

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.
Xaltd1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:00 PM
Member
 
cowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,402
Why not try again?
cowboy is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Xaltd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hamilton, MA
Posts: 746
I think that there is a disease present in the tank that isn't showing in the catfish. I was thinking of trying guppies or mollies to "test the waters".

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.
Xaltd1 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 5,507
I feel your pain, the same thing happened me a few months back. Sorry for your loss.

I don't think you should try again, not for now. When my sorority died off, a female survived. Then she died, and after 2 months or so I got a new male betta. The new sorority would remind you too much for a few weeks.

You can get a male, that way you don't have to lose that much.

EDIT: What were their symptoms? I don't recommend both, guppies introduce disease quickly if not quarantined. That's what happened with mine. Mollies prefer brackish waters, your plants wouldn't like that.

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!

Last edited by LebronTheBetta; 08-04-2013 at 10:06 PM.
LebronTheBetta is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:06 PM
Member
 
cowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,402
That's better advice labaron than I offered. I've never had a whole tank of fish
cowboy is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Xaltd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hamilton, MA
Posts: 746
I do have that 1 male in his 10 gallon. I thought of getting an import for him to mate with and re-populating my big tank that way.

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.
Xaltd1 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:07 PM
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 5,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xaltd1 View Post
I do have that 1 male in his 10 gallon. I thought of getting an import for him to mate with and re-populating my big tank that way.
What about the others? There will be a lot more.

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
LebronTheBetta is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Xaltd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hamilton, MA
Posts: 746
Yes; I tried a spawn this spring, all died.
I would preferably destroy many of the eggs, then sell/cull the extras.

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.
Xaltd1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charlie has passed NeptunesMom Other Fish 5 02-04-2013 03:42 PM
sushi,passed on sharon Betta Memorials 3 09-01-2012 11:45 PM
My new guy just passed away :( ManInBlack2010 Betta Memorials 3 09-14-2011 12:01 AM
My sulfur has passed away. Dovetail Betta Memorials 3 07-26-2011 01:43 AM

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