Originally Posted by syds mom
Now I have to figure out how to sterilize the 5 gallon tank that I put him in for the night that I got him. I am afraid that there could be a chance that whatever he has might be in it.Any thoughts on sterilizing it. I am going to throw substrate away.
I have read that you can use bleach and I have read that bleack is a NO NO
When I asked the member "OldFishLady" here on BettaFish.com how to sterilize my 30 Gallon tank that I bought from a garage sale, she said for me to add like a half cup of Bleach to the completely filled 30 Gallon tank and let it sit for 24 hours overnight. (It was so big I had it in the tub). I used a cup to scoop out all the water, Then I rinsed it out like crazy with the sprayer while the tank was laying on it's side.
Not sure what amout to add to soak a smaller tank, but maybe someone else can advise you on that.
Good Luck! I feel for you and your sick Betta. Alot of my fish are sick right now also and am looking for help and advice. Hang in there. I hope things go well for you and Tid Bit!!