A bunch of girls in my dorm got bettas a few days ago. I went home for the weekend and when I got back all their fish were dead.
They'd used water conditioner, kept them in standard to small-ish goldfish bowls with rocks in the bottom, and had them generally on their desks/desk areas.
I know it can get really cold here at night (and right now it's below freezing outside and the windows in dorms have terrible insulation), so I was thinking it could be temperature, but the heater is also right around desk areas.
They got their fish from SCAMPS which I've heard is a bad pet shop.
Any ideas why these fish would have died so quickly? I looked at one of the bodies in the tank and the fish didn't have any obvious disease or tumors.