I was fully intending to go to Petsmart to get water conditioner and then go next-door to the shoe store because I need sneakers... well, I of course had to look at the bettas while I was in Petsmart and they had this cellophane HMDT that I had noticed last weekend. I felt bad that no one had taken him home yet, and then I noticed how much poo he had in his cup and I knew I had to get him and save him from all that yuckiness (I also noticed two dead ones while I was there. :o/ ).
But the problem is that I haven't fully cleaned out my 1 gallon tank after my snail died a few days ago. I need to know how to clean it so there aren't any harmful traces of snail death! So far I rinsed out the gravel, but it's still in the tank and I haven't *washed* it. How do I wash it? I know soap is out... Can I just use hot water, scrub down the sides and change the gravel??
Also, I just noticed he's kind of swimming on his side once in a while. Is that really bad or will he perk up when he gets in a tank with fresh water?