Hello. I joined just to ask this question. I often come to the forum as a guest to look up things about bettas, but I couldn't find anything really pertaining to this?
Not just a few hours ago, our lovely betta girl died.
She had been kept in a divided ten gallon tank, but after an impulse buy at petco, we had one too many fish and not enough tanks. We decided she would look lovely in her very own tank, but since we didn't currently have one, we took her out of the ten gallon and set up a temporary
vase to keep her in for a couple of days until we had a new tank properly set up.
Everything had been washed with hot water [except for the bamboo plants] and no soap. We had clear glass marbles at the bottom with some bamboo around the sides. The vase was almost 3/4 of a gallon and treated with nutrafin aquaplus.
We were worried about her getting cold, so we had a thermometer in there with her. The temperature seemed to be staying at a steady 71-72*F. She obviously wasn't pleased with the smaller set up, but she was acting fine. No clamped fins and paying close attention to us and constantly begging for food.
She was fine for two days, and we were about to go out and buy the new tank today and all the needed supplies. I woke up and she was fine. Behaving normally. Then, I went to check on her after an hour as she was dead- face down in the marbles. She was undamaged. No swelling or ripped fins. No clouded eyes. When we took her out she was still limp like she only just died
What happened? I don't understand.