I bought this betta (the one in my avi) about 5 months ago and he has been the picture of health. I moved him into a 20 gallon along with the cory and oto that he shared the old tank with. After about a month in the 20 gallon I bought another cory and 8 neon tetras to put in with them.
One by one the tetras died, all within 2 weeks time. After the 5th one died I noticed the betta was getting sick. Clamped and color on face faded and he looks kind of swollen. He still eats but I have to keep poking him to make sure he's alive.
The strange thing is the corys and oto are fine! The betta is now in a "hospital tank" with Betta Fix and aquarium salt.
What do you make of this? Are bottom feeders immune to illness carried by other tropicals?