Originally Posted by laurie07
I feel like such an idiot. I just started this Betta buisness and they are all going to hell in a hand basket. I had one die this morning, now all of them are acting funny. (it was a divided tank)
I put them all in their own shallow bowls to get them out of the tank. What do I do? I don't want them all to die! (These were for my daughter's 2nd b-day tomorrow)
No testing supplies yet
Relatively new tank
Heater at 78 degrees
Don't feel bad things like this can happen to any owner of a new species of fish!
Okay hrmm you should describe how they are acting, it may help give any potential symptoms of illness. Did you just purchase them recently?
When you bought them did you acclimate them correctly? sometimes if you just dump them into a new tank without acclimation they can die from numerous types of shock, temperature, ph etc. either from instant shock or it can lower their immune system due to stress leaving them susceptible to illness. Did you condition your water to neutralize any chlorine that may be present?
It was good you removed them out o the tank, the one that died could have had an illness when you bought it.