I wonder if smoke particles might dirty the water too? I do stringent water changes just in case, but I'm curious.
I'm going to smoke outside starting today; getting my boyfriend to do it (especially for the six fish who have invaded our small household) will be the hard part!
There are fry on the way, after all! Wouldn't smoke around a human baby, shouldn't smoke around betta babies either.
Vaygirl- the same thing happened to my mom's cat. She quit just last year. Sorry about Bugs! :(