And now my apple snail of 8 months just passed away. I noticed he closed his shell and stopped moving around 4 days ago. Today I took him out and he was definitely dead. (I did the sniff test every day) I don't know what the heck is going on. Water parameters should be fine...I do 3 cleanings a week (2.5 gal tanks, heated; 1 filtered)...which has always been just fine for keeping ammonia levels down. *sigh*
Well, after these last 3 go, I'll bleach all the plants/substrate and go pick out 1 or 2 more bettas. I'm going to go with plakats from now on...I'm tired of dealing with my long finned beauties either getting fin rot despite immaculate water conditions (I tested water parameters for awhile, and they still got it) or being tail biters. Plakats are so much hardier.