My boyfriend and I bought two bettas about 3 months ago. One of them was a red male betta named Baloo. The other was a white male betta named Mufasa! Mufasa changed colors after we changed his diet. We bought 1-1.5 gal tank and 1-1 gallon tank (we didnt buy the bettas at the same time) And it seemed like they were both doing fine. Until yesterday, my boyfriend did the complete water change and Baloo died immediately within the hour. It was odd because my boyfriend did everything he had done before.
We are unaware of what caused his death and we are both very sad, especially Matthew (my boyfriend) because he feels extremely guilty.
Anywho, we will be buying another one today.
Mufasa is still here! Yay! But since the first month he was here he changed a lot. When we bought him he was white, skinny, and very lethargic. Within a month he looked beautiful because he changed to a blue purple color and gained some weight and looked healthy. He was always swimming around.
Now, Mufasa sits still. His color is the same, his tail is smaller in size, he doesn't react to the mirrior image of himself. We feed him dried worms everyday twice a day and try to do frequent water changes. We have a light and plants and little hiding areas for him.
We want to buy another betta but not if we are going to be clueless on how to care for them. I had owned bettas before so i thought i could care for them.
I am aware i should get a thermometer and a heater, but what is the best type of food? What about water changes and type of water? When I did a full water change I would either buy the betta water sold in the store or buy the pills the fizzle and dissolve and are meant to get rid of harming chemicals.
I really want my bettas to be happy and healthy. Any tips will do please. I will be going to petco or petsmart this afternoon. So if anyone has a list and please go into detail lol.
For the soon to be new betta I currently have
1 gal tank with light
cave for hiding
pills for complete water changes
food (flakes and dried worms)
a fish net
Thank you guys! I really would appreciate all the help!