That's terribly upsetting that you lost him, but I'm positive you did all you could for him. Sad things happen sometimes. It is wonderful how you try hard for each one - and for the time Hiro had left - you improved his comfort. I'll look for your pictures.
I'd say Sandy has improved some. Her color is brighter, she eats well and is active, but she still spends most of her time at least a little on her side.
I'm not sure if Draco's tank has an actual LED light. I ordered two more of the same tank that should be here tomorrow so I'll check the box for what kind it is.
I smelled something really stinky last weekend after I brought home a new light hood for the 10 gal tank that Sid lives in. I thought it was just normal smell like happens the first time you plug in something with a lot of new plastic close to a bulb. But still after a couple of hours the smell was actually worse. I kept checking the plugs wires and surge protector and they were all fine.
I followed my nose to the bulbs under the hood. One of the 25 watt bulbs burned the glass all the way around the middle of the bulb - but the bulb never burned out - it was still on, and had started smoking.
the hood and the bulb were brand new out of the box, bought separately at petsmart. I didn't know a bulb could do that!
I dont think it could have caused a fire, but it could have melted something icky into the water or shocked Sid if it really came apart, i think. Now I don't leave their lights on when i leave the house!
Guess no matter how hard you try to keep them safe, you know. :D
I get my Java moss from my favorite pet shop in Rapid City SD they wad up a big chunk in a fish bag for a dollar. I'll ship you a wad free if you cant find it locally. I put the big wad in my 50 gallon tank a year ago, and just pull chunks off for the bettas homes. it came with snails and duck weed, that they sell too - separately. [lol free bonus]
I had a yellow betta once [years ago], back when i thought it was okay to keep them in those little cute bowls. At least i changed the water every day. I had other tanks and even then didn't really understand how any fish could live like that - but that's what i was told to put them in.
I love the yellows and orange colors. I haven't found any locally again, but one of the pet shops said they would try to get me a boy, girl or both of the yellow/mustard gas.
Don't forget to take as good care of you as you do your little pals