My second betta, Dario, died over the weekend. I am convinced he was sick when we purchased him. He had ich and ate only once while in our possession. We had him for 2 weeks and most of that time was spent trying to nurse him back to health.
I had a thermometer, small heater, and some decorations in his tank which was a 2.5 gallon minibow tank (with filter).
I want to get another fish, but want to make sure I am starting off with a clean tank. Here is what I have done so far:
- Tossed out the gravel
- Rinsed all decorations under hot tap water
- Rinsed the heater & thermometer in hot tap water
- Flushed the tank with hot tap water
Everything has air dried for 2 days. I also tossed the filter cartridge.
I know I shouldnt use any household cleaners, but is there are fish safe cleansers I can use to unsure that things are sterile?