Three fishies gone just this week :(.
What size is your tank? 55 gal.
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Female betta, platy, glofish, glolite tetras
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tropical flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once or twice a day everyday.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% weekly, 50% monthly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: 7.8 (Not usual, perhaps the problem?)
Hardness: N/A (but i know it's fairly hard without the conditioner)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She was suddenly lethargic and stayed toward the top as if she didn't have the energy to come up for air. And then a platy just died out of no where, no symptoms whatsoever.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Well, she's dead now, but I'm trying to prevent further deaths by figuring out the cause. Like I stated, she was quite lethargic.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two nights ago, she was dead when I came home an hour ago.
Have you started treating your fish? I floated her in tub with some clean water and a little aquarium salt, I didn't know what else to do and the power was out, so posting wasn't possible.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? All of the deaths in my sorority have been fairly quick and without noticeable symptoms but this particular betta had never been sick while I've had her at least.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had her maybe 6 months.
I would really love some help and suggestions and would rather not have my intelligence undermined because that's a problem I see in this thread particularly. People ask for help and rather than receiving it get lectured on things that they should have done when the problem is what they should do now. I take good care of my fish, a lot of people do, but sometimes they miss things or something happens and they have to ask for help. Be the person to help out rather than make the someone feel even worse.
There was my rant :p haha. But again, I would REALLY appreciate some help.