I'm new to this forum, but hopefully you guys can help me out. Last week I set up an aquarium for a betta. My set up is:
Aqueon Bettabowl 2.5gal w/ filter
1 silk plant
Aqueon 50w heater
glass bottom accents
thermometer (tanks holding at a steady 81)
So washed everything (no soap), filled the tank with Arrowhead spring water, added water conditioner, setup the heater/filter and let it run for a day before adding fish #1.
So fish #1 from petco; I put his cup ontop of the water to adjust the to the water temp (81 degress) for an hour, then added him in. He seemed to like it, was active that whole day. But the next morning, he was in serious bad shape, looked like he could barely move, and was dead about 24 hours after going into the tank.
I figured I got a sick/old betta, cleaned out the tank really well, replaced the water, and got another...
So fish #2 from petco; I did the same adjustment thing, and added him. Again, he liked the tank, and was really active, and ate. He was fine for 4 days, but on day 5 he turned super lethargic, and died the next day :(
So am I just having bad luck with petco fish, or is there something I'm doing wrong? Thanks!