Originally Posted by luvmybetta
I am grasping at an answer for you. It seems and looks to me like you have done everything correctly. You are using Prime...that will take care of anything in your water. The only thing that I can think of is if you are on a city type water supply and since we are in the Spring time, there may be a possibility the city water supply is experiencing an algae bloom. They would have to treat for that. An algae bloom can cause the PH to climb. But, I know that you maintain other tanks. I am thinking along the lines of PH shock....mmmm.....stumped...because of your other fish that you have. I am so very sorry to hear about your beautiful baby, HotRod. Such a handsome fellow. I am so very sorry about your loss of your beautiful baby.
Thanks so much - it is nice to know that people care!
In the time that has passed since Hot Rod died, I have lost one other betta, but I think it was more age related then anything since I had him for over a year (he was already an adult when I got him) and he had been slowing down quite a bit.
I sincerely doubt Hot Rod died of PH shock since all other bettas (and fish) are fine with the exception of the one (and that just happened last week). I REALLY think it was sudden organ failure with Hot Rod - I just can't think of ANYTHING else!
Again, thank you so very much for your kind words - they are truly appreciated!