Hi me and my mom decided to get my oldest son( 2 years old) a fish tank. We got tetra's barbs and a catfish plus a pleco. Wel the tetra's died we got the barb's then my son decided to pour his milk into the tank. Both Barb's and catfish died. Pleco was the only survivor. this was about twoish weeks ago. we did a 75 percent water change or something close to it and the Pleco seemed fine.
well my mother came to conclusion.. we think the fish where dieing because we had no heater. it had been years and years since she had a fish tank and when she said that I was floored I could not believe we forgot the heater. So we went to walmart and got a heater while we where there i went to look at their betta's they had one a week ago that I really wanted but when I looked last night they where all gone only thing left was the females.
So we mde our to the mall to see what kind of betta's they had. (I live in a very small town so no big fish stores here). I told the women I felt like fool I think i'd killed my other fish because of cold water. I think proceded to tell her about my water and she said they would test my water for me thank God because i got strips from walmart and I had no idea how to read them. As well as my son losing the bottle >.>
So we did a 50 percent water change last night after buying the betta being as it been a bit since the last change. I just hope he survives :C I was watching him this morning and I even fed him and he did not seem interested inthe food at all
I have a 5gallon tank( will be getting a bigger one in Jan) and I got bettafood to feed him