I bought my son and i each a betta a couple weeks ago and put them each in a 1 gallon tank (i treated the water using Tetra Easy Balance with Nitraban & Bowl Buddies Water Conditioner For Bettas And Goldfish) & my son's fish died within a few days. We bought him a new one and put it in the 1 gallon tank (after thoroughly cleaning it). I then did a yahoo search and found this site which said to go for a bigger tank, so i bought a 3 gallon for him (which was all i could find the room for in his bedroom) & a 10 gallon for my bedroom. I set both tanks up, added the water treatments (TetraAqua Aqua Safe & Tetra Easy Balance with Nitraban) and let them both filter for a bit then added the fish. My betta is doing fantastic. His betta died
Both of his bettas seemed a bit sluggish when we first bought them, but i figure that might be because they had been stuck at Wal-Mart for who knows how long in those sad little cups. I figured they'd perk up after a while. Both of the fish who died would lay on the rocks alot and then swim up to the surface for a second then dive back down to the bottom. They were slightly active. They swam through the pants and whatnot, but for the most part they just seemed sluggish.
Could they just have already been on their last limb when i bought them? I just think it's odd that they died and mine is still living but i treated their tanks and fed them all the same. ??? help?