My bettas keep dying. I am not sure if it is the tank itself. The first fish lasted about two weeks. On my school desk with little natural light. Replaced him with Astro lasted from June until about 2...
Bettas,or Siamese Fighting fish as some like to call them,are one of those hit and miss type of fish. Some will live a very long time,while others have a rather short life span.
If they see thier reflection,or if there are two or more in a tank, they will kill themselves/each other.
Did you happen to notice if your's was bouncing off the walls? If so it was fighting itself.
When you purchase one check to see if it has a white cotton looking mass near it's gills. This is a disease and needs to be treated...so don't buy it. If it's top fins appear to be torn it's probably an older one,so don't buy it.
I'm not sure how many of those I went through with my youngest son...we went for the goldfish.
I'm not sure what kind of water/chemicals you are using in your tank,so I can't help you with that part of the question.
The best way to clean them is with baking soda and vinegar and then rinse well.
I suggest going to a site such as about.com and doing a little research about the water and temperatures that they like.
It's easier to get the goldfish.lol.
Sep 21, 2009 |
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