About a week ago my girlfriend and I decide to buy two beautiful beta fish from a street market in Thailand. From what we could understand barely from the owner of the shop was that they lived in very small places, that we needed to change their water every six months, and feed them 5 little pellets of food a day.
Then we got to our home in central Bangkok and we read on internet that they needed at least 11 liters of water, feed them once a day, have the water at a warm temperature ( not a problem in this warm country ) and they live peacefully with female betas.
So the following day we went to the market and bought two 15litres tanks with their pumps filters lights and so on plus, 6 female betas ( 3 for each male )
We got home and we filled the tanks with bought drinking water, and placed the beta fish on their tanks.
We observed that the first days the male betas were harassing/bulling the females, and after few days the females began to eat the fins of the male beta’s alive until two days ago our first beta male died and yesterday died the other male and disappeared out of the tank ( mysteriously - i've looked in the filters, and even behind the library the tanks are on ) one female.
Today another female died in the first tank, so all that is remaining are 2 female betas in each tank.
My question is, What the hell is going on??
I await your answer with desperation.
Thank you so much for your patience and dedication