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Hey everyone, im new here but before i came to this site to research the fish, i had a betta for about 2 weeks in a small 1 gallon square tank with no heater, no filter, or anything; only a light. He was full of life and ate, alot. Then i came to this site and saw that i should get a bigger tank with a heater and some other stuff for him, so i bought a 5.5 gallon tank with a heater, low power filter, little soft cave, silky soft plants, with black gravel on the bottom and my fish just hovered on the bottom and never ate until he was found dead 2 days later. So i thought maybe it was just the shock of change so i went to get another fish and he seemed full of life for the first night, but i just woke up and saw him dead in the plants. This last fish did seem to have some problems i found late last night such as possible grey spots on rear body and trouble swimming. So it seems my tank is perfect for this fish but since ive upgrades ive lost 2 beautiful bettas, i dont want to get anymore without help. Please and Thank You.
The same thing happened to me except with 1 betta, and I only had him 2 days! I could tell something was wrong with him so I did some research and found this website. I read until 1am and went to my local pet store as soon as they opened for all the same upgrades, although I got blue gravel lol. I did EVERYTHING as instructed and he died. :cry:

I honestly think he was sick before I even left the store now that I look back. When I returned him today I almost cried when nearly 90% of the bettas they had were dead. On display. I'm going back Wednesday when they get their shipment in hopes of a more healthy batch.

Not really advice, just wanted to share my story and let you know you're not alone. My so-so swanky beginners tank is very depressing when there are no fish to occupy it. Good luck!
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