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Old 05-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #21 
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There are a couple of different methods of tank cleaning... the salt method and the bleach method. Both methods are searchable on this forum.

Considering you had 100% loss in this tank... I'd do both. :(
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:56 AM   #22 
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Some thoughts:

A new tank shouldn't cause fish/snail loss... an uncycled tank (which is how all new tanks start without seeding) will have a build up of ammonia, which could kill the critters... also, if the tank is new, there is no food built up for the snails... they'd need food added... if they don't eat the food, it rots and adds to the toxic water...

I'm glad your betta is doing well! :D
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #23 
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Your Betta seems way to clamped in that bowl/tank. You might have to MUCH decors where he can't even swim around.

Always give some space to your Betta.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #24 
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Thanks. The tank and filter were new-to-me, not actually new, so I'm thinking there may have been something either in the tank or the filter that was causing the problem. I'm cleaning both with bleach as we speak, along with all the decorations. I definitely don't want this to happen again! I don't think it was ammonia because I was checking the water for that daily. And I did add some snail food, which they were not eating. I think I will just stick to the one betta for now and see if I can manage to keep it alive for a month or two before I try to add anything else... Thanks again for the support/advice!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #25 
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Check it out! I think my fish is changing colors!

Look at this! The first pic is the first day I got him, the second pic is today - he's definitely darker!
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