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Old 04-22-2012, 07:52 PM   #1 
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Unhappy New Betta Died?

Hi, I am new to this stuff and I recently bought 2 betta fish. I kept them in 2 1.5gallon bowls for a week and they were fine. I bought a 10 gallon aquarium yesterday ( http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11164161 )
and the fish store gave me 3 packs of solution. One was the regular chlorine treatment one and the one was bacteria and one was waste removal or something like that. They told me to set everything up and put those in and then I can put my fish in 24 hours later.

I put both bettas in with a divider, and they both seemed pretty happy for a bit. Then one of them kept going down to the filter and started moving less, I found it dead a few hours later ;(. The other one just hangs around the heater right now.

What happened? I did everything the pet store told me to do, is the filter too strong on that tank? If it is I can reduce the flow by putting a plant in front of it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #2 
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are you sure you didnt use the whole package of chlorine solution? Just a thought.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:07 PM   #3 
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Can you please fill this out. Did you acclimate the fish?



Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:07 PM   #4 
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are you sure you didnt use the whole package of chlorine solution? Just a thought.
Nope I used just a little more than said on the package, because they said its better to over use than under.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #5 
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Can you please fill this out. Did you acclimate the fish?



Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
The water was the same temperature.
My tank is 10 gallons http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11164161
My tank is around 78 - 80 F
It has a filter
It does not have any air rock
It is heated
It is 2 bettas divided

I feed my betta pellet
2 pellets twice a day

No water change yet I just got the tank
I added the things listed above

I don't have a tester

There was no appearance or behavior change.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #6 
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The temperature isn't the only reason you acclimate fish. The Hardness, and PH can differ very much from tank to tank and not acclimating the fish can surely result in death
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #7 
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it's possible that they were sick from the pet store. it's very rare for a betta to just up and die. x: i've had ONE betta die in less than 24 hours after getting him, and i think he was already sick and stressed from conditions at the pet store.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #8 
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Could the filter possibly be too strong? I will try covering the intake and reducing the force of the water coming out.

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