I did everything right. He was SOOOOO happy this morning. A perfect specimen. No bloats, no bulges, fins were beautiful, not a thing wrong with him. Then I change his water and he's dead within 4 hours.
Something obviously poisoned him....unless he died of being stressed out? Can that happen?
Someone on the other thread asked what my water conditioner was...they thought 1 tsp per gallon seemed like too much.
Here's what I have: Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus
It says "Shake well. Add 1 tsp (5ml) for every one gallon of temperature adjusted water."
I put 1 tsp in each of 3 one gallon water jugs. Then I only used 2 of the gallons for his 2.5 gallon tank, plus a little of the 3rd one. I had two castles for hiding, one plastic plant (I know those aren't the best, so I was going to replace it with live plants next week).
All I can think of is that he couldn't breathe, or something in the water was really bothering him. I really don't see how just a few extra drops of that conditioner would have done it, but maybe?
I am just SOOOO upset. I rescued him from a dirty tank, and now he's dead!
What in the world? I am just beside myself! :( :(