I just lost one of my Bettas, Perriwinkle. It looked like she was injured on her backside. I had segregated her when I saw she was gimpy, but she died tonight. The other fish seem to be doing okay...three Platies and one Betta, Penelope.
I think the probelm is that the fish I get are from WalMart. I work there and see the terrible conditions the fish are kept in. We just got someone in who now cleans the tanks and helps to take care of them, but it is a bit too late.
We have lost all the Green-Spotted Puffers (they got sucked into the filtration system and died), most of our Plecos, alot of our Goldfish and most of our small Black Moors have the Ich so bad the meds aren't helping them.
I think when I intriduced the Platies to the tank, it gave something to the Bettas.
I think I will never buy another fish from WalMart. I've even had customers complian that the fish they buy from us are sick and die within days.
quote=emeraldsky;909835]I would take one out, females bettas are a bit wonky, they can behave totally fine then snap one day and kill the other girl. Ive had my sorority established for almost 2 months and just lost a girl yesterday because they decided they didnt like her anymore.
Definitely read up on sororities since thats what youre planning on doing, you need a TON of hiding places and specific ways to introduce your girls to the tank.
For your platies, do you know your male to female ratio? They work better if they are in 1 male for every two females. Its all good if you got 1 male and 3 females, but if you have more than one male, then the females may be harassed by them for breeding.
Ive been using play sand, its super easy to clean and you can get a 50lb bag at store like home depot or lowes for 5$
MUCH cheaper than pet stores X)[/quote]