Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Memorials
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Goodbye Spike

My betta, Spike, died last night. He'd been lethargic for a couple days and had some fin rot. We started treating with antibiotics, checked and changed the water (pH was high, so we added reducer), but it was apparently not enough. The test kit showed ammonia as slightly high but still okay, but this was right after a water change, so there was probably too much ammonia.

This was my first betta, and my first pet fish, so I was, and still am, pretty upset. I'd had him for just about a year.

This is actually why I joined the forum, because I'm hoping to find a breeder near me to get a healthy fish (Spike came from Petco), and also to learn more about keeping bettas happy and healthy.
KellyK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #2 
shellieca's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Sorry for your loss, sometimes we just can't figure out what's wrong & the best way to treat them. Now you have experience & can be an even better Betta keeper. As for the Ph, I doubt it contributed to his death, typically its best to just let it be as fish will adjust to it.
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goodbye Storm, Goodbye "The Boss" afterthestorm Betta Memorials 2 07-13-2012 12:48 AM
RIP Spike FishieLover97 Other Fish 3 04-25-2012 03:17 AM
What if the Ammonia spike keeps going even after the Nitrite spike? c4talys7 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 12 01-29-2011 09:34 AM
Nitrite spike... again. Capricorn Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 10 09-25-2010 10:41 PM
Some of Spike AngelicScars Betta Pictures 14 05-17-2009 03:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.