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Lindabee53
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Location : Georgetown, TX

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PostSubject: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 9:00 pm

Well, I got to work yesterday to find that my betta had died. He was fine Saturday when I stopped in, but yesterday morning he was nestled in under some water wisteria and had what looked almost like a veil over his face/head.

I know I need to clean out the entire tank because I don't know why he died and don't want to chance passing something on to another fish. What I'm not sure about is whether I need to toss the plants. I surely can't bleach or boil them.

Also wondering what else I could put into a five-gallon tank.
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whisper
Betta Specialist
Betta Specialist
whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 11:28 pm

Yes I would definitely get rid of the plants. you could get another Betta.
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fishface30
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Posts : 614
Location : St, Louis, MO
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Angelfish, Rummynose Tetras

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 11:58 pm

Sorry to hear about your mascot! Maybe try cloud minnows? I hear they are pretty hardy temperate fish.
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Lindabee53
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Location : Georgetown, TX

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 7:52 am

Whisper, I know you're right: the plants have to go. Hate that, though - means buying all new ones. Maybe that isn't so bad. I can find other plants that I like and that will work in the tank. Guess I'd better start reading.

And I might put another betta in there, but the ones in the store all look so awful. I want one that's really nice this time. Does anyone know of a LFS that has decent bettas? I'm in Georgetown, TX and would drive a ways to get one when the time comes.

Fishface, it's a good suggestion. I think I'm going to wait until after I get the tank cleaned before I decide anything. Which reminds me, I'd better get my siphon and bucket and put them by the door or I'll forget to bring them in.

Y'all have a good day!
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 8:36 am

Linda I'm getting a shipment of Bettas next week. They are juvies HM and CT so I don't know how big they are going to be but if you can hold off a little I can maybe sell you one. This will give you time to get new plants and get them established. Besides I won't be shipping until after the Holidays are over because the mail is so slow right now.
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Meredith
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Meredith

Posts : 472
Location : Kingston, Missouri
Favorite Fish: : As far as fresh water goes, it's Bettas!
For marine fish; Firefish, Cardinalfish, Gobies, Dragonets, and Sharks...

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 8:46 am

Awww! I'm so sorry about your Betta! :( I can tell you first hand, though, that Whisper's Bettas are worth the wait if you want to get another one.
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 8:51 am

Hey Meredith. How's Chi doing? Getting any bigger?
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Kasshan
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Kasshan

Posts : 519
Location : Modesto, CA
Favorite Fish: : Kribensis

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 8:56 am

aahh dont toss the plants. put em in a glass vase. its highly unlikely that any communicable diseases are transferred from [plant <-> fish]. but quarantining the plants and doing 100% water changes on them every day for a week should remedy your paranoia about the plants at least harboring any pathogens on their surface.
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pillierox1
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pillierox1

Posts : 2223
Location : denton, tx
Favorite Fish: : okay i dont know wat my fav anymore just want more lol

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 5:06 pm

good luck, whispers kids are really nice, i got a copper man that was imported and a very nice black melano coming in so im excited but need some very nice girls to go with them
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 7:09 pm

Hey Pill how are ya. haven't heard from you in awhile. I'm getting a shipment of juvies in next week. Might be a female in them for ya.
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Lindabee53
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Location : Georgetown, TX

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 7:42 pm

Whisper, I'd love to have one of your bettas. I've heard only good things about you and them. And I'm in no rush.

Kasshan, I pulled the plants out and put them into a "goldfish" bowl. They look pretty and I don't have to worry about contamination, just in case.

Meredith, I remember when you got Chi - that's when I first found this forum.

Pillierox, are you going to do a harem or sorority or whatever it's called?
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whisper
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whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 8:39 pm

LOL it's called a sorority.
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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Re: Betta died   Betta died Icon_minitime12/7/2011, 10:22 pm

Gee, I kinda liked the idea of a harem. ; )
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