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Old 09-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #11 
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Uh, tubifex worm is a more logical explanation. They like dirty tanks/decomposing things.

I'm guessing he died because of the other male betta, not the worm. . .
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #12 
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Wow your tank for a 4 gallon is WAY over stocked, ammonia levels likely killed your betta or the other male. They can sometimes get along and then one day rip each other to pieces. I would suggest getting a 10 gallon tank and keeping the surviving betta alone in the 4gallon tank.

Also it does look like a tubifex. How often do you clean your tank? Does it have a filter? Are their live plants?

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #13 
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10 gallons is too small for dojo loach, they can hit 9".
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #14 
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Ew, I re-read the 4 gallon part. Please re-home your remaining fish since you have no idea what you are doing
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #15 
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wow, i'm sorry for your loss but that tank was and still is a ticking time bomb. you've basically got the equivalent of a group of cats, rabbits, dogs, chickens and a pair of angry bobcats all being shoved into a seedy bathroom stall and hoping all goes well. if you're serious about keeping them, get at least a 30 or 40 gallon tank for them, and take better care of it. if not, see whether the pet store has a return policy, or sell/adopt the remaining fish on craigslist or some similar site. i'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it's just the truth.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #16 
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wow, i'm sorry for your loss but that tank was and still is a ticking time bomb. you've basically got the equivalent of a group of cats, rabbits, dogs, chickens and a pair of angry bobcats all being shoved into a seedy bathroom stall and hoping all goes well. if you're serious about keeping them, get at least a 30 or 40 gallon tank for them, and take better care of it. if not, see whether the pet store has a return policy, or sell/adopt the remaining fish on craigslist or some similar site. i'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it's just the truth.
+1. I thought I was being a little harsh
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #17 
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+1. I thought I was being a little harsh
+1 as well
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #18 
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I agree, those poor things are living in a tiny box of doom. 4 gallons o.o that's only enough for ONE fish, that's smaller than my tank. Mine is a 5 gallon and that still is a small tank. Just so sad. If you can't I would be happy to take your remaining betta off your hands and give him a good home. I have an empty 10 and 20 gallon tanks and I was going to buy a 2.5 tank for a baby anyways. Plus I have some spare stuff from Aquarius that he no longer needs now that I am upgrading his stuff.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #19 
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just a quick reminder that (apparently) cannot be over-stressed:

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:55 PM   #20 
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The other betta could of killed it, and you probably didn't properly care for your betta and the levels got higher killing your betta. Please, do a 100% water change and start over and you cannot put 2 male bettas in the same tank without it being divided, and a 4 gallon is way to small for 2 bettas.

That worm does NOT look like an earth worm, it's very off from a 'earth worm look' and how the heck would an earthworm climb a tank and go in it? They prefer to say in soil and would never be in a tank unless put in there, so it's something else.
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