Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2011, 10:10 PM   #1 
Koiya
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Betta got stuck and died?

Hi all,
I had a little female betta in a community tank and she was always a great, model citizen. Today I woke up and found no sign of her so I was expecting the worst as she was always out and about. My parameters are testing fine, so I searched all over the tank and found her. I had these little terracotta pots for some hiding spots for everyone and found her in the hole on the bottom of the pot. She appears to have gotten stuck there and died! It was quite horrifying. I took out the pots but I'm curious if this is the real reason she died or if I should be worried about my other fish. What do you all think?
Koiya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #2 
Indyfishy
Member
 
Indyfishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indiana
She probably did get stuck, that has happened to other members on the forum before =/ I am so sorry for your loss, that must have been a tragic way to lose her. To make the pots safe, you can fill up those little holes with aquarium sealant.
Indyfishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 10:14 PM   #3 
Bresn
Member
 
Bresn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
I guess it die of stress?Remeber not to put the pots back.
Bresn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #4 
Silverfang
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
as strange as this sounds, and as sad as it is, she probably drowned while stuck in there. So sorry for your loss
Silverfang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #5 
GreenTea
Member
 
GreenTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Welcome to the forum!

Sorry for your loss, and I agree with silverfang =[ Poor girly.
GreenTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:37 AM   #6 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
I lost a betta the very same way, and just a few days ago, rescued another betta from the same horrible fate but only just barely. He was in the first stages of drowning when i found him. He is still alive though, but has several large wounds that i am now treating. Poor thing.

I am very sorry for your loss.
Gizmothefreaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 09:40 AM   #7 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Hi Koiya and welcome to the forum. Real quick, can you describe how you had the pots arranged and how your girl was laying inside the pot when you found her? I have a terracotta pot too but so far I have not had problems. :/ Mine is on its side. Also, what kind of fish do you have in the community tank?
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #8 
SVC
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Hi Koiya, I'm sorry you lost your girl like that! I have heard those pots can be a problem for curious fish like bettas that are maybe too big to fit through the hole properly. You can try gluing a glass marble or bead similar to the ones that you put at the bottom of your aquarium over the hole with aquarium sealant so that there is no risk of the fish having access to the hole and getting stuck. I guess you would need to check it periodically to make sure it has not come unglued though. Otherwise, remove the pots altogether.

I have a clam shell aerator in my tank that my betta was liking to go under and hide in. I was always paranoid he was going to get stuck there and drown! Ugh, these fish constantly keep us on our toes!!!
SVC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 12:54 PM   #9 
vaygirl
Member
 
vaygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Middlesex County, NJ
We've seen this happen SO many times. Please, if you have one of these pots, fill the hole or break the pot in half and use half of it as a cave. This is a common occurrence with terra cotta pots.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sakura, in most cases the pots were on their side. If they can get to the hole, they can get stuck in it.
vaygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #10 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
*rushes to find marble to fill hole* I think I've been reaaaallly lucky none of my girls have gotten stuck in the hole yet. Thanks for the warnings Vaygirl.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Betta WIP..a little stuck. xMandy Betta Art 11 06-23-2011 10:44 PM
Betta got stuck!!! c4talys7 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 42 01-19-2011 02:01 PM
Betta is stuck! pretzelsz Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 56 12-26-2010 12:44 PM
A betta died!!!! Aqua died!!! frogipoi Betta Chat 14 09-04-2010 07:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.