just to update you all on the recent events. unfortunately my wee fella passed away today. just a day after my last post he got really sick. all his colour faded and his fins disintegrated into frayed rags. he just sat under a root and wouldn't eat either. I decided to treat the tank with Pimafix and yesterday it looked like we finally had turned a corner. his colour was back and he started swimming about again. but then disaster struck. we had a massive powercut. from half three in the night to half ten late morning no light or air or heating in all my fish tanks. I think the guppies, cories and neons have all survived without losses but for poor wee Lennox this was the final straw. I'm gutted. I've never had any diseases like this in any of my tanks before. I guess I will have to clean the tank out thoroughly now to make sure all the bugs are gone. Do I discard the gravel or can I wash it and reuse it? it will be a while before I start again but I will get another betta eventually because they're such great wee characters.
ok cool. I thought the almond leaves would help as well. will keep an eye on him and maybe add some nutrafin cycle if the ammonia cycle is disturbed. will keep you updated. many thanks for all your advice. great talking to you
yeah I know I did that with the bottle. give it such a shake the neighbours thought it was an earthquake . will test the tap water just to make sure. been over the little fella with a magnifying glass but can't see any spots lol
You're right. Better get the water checked. Thought it would be ok because the old betta never had any problems. Maybe the new betta brought it back from the pet shop. He seemed fine there and all the other ones also looked ok. Will let you know later. Thanks x
hia, I got a new betta last week after my old one passed away. clean the tank thouroughly before introducing the new betta. he's been in it about a week now and is looking pretty good. but just yesterday I noticed him flicking along the plants. I can't see any obvious spots on his body but I'm guessing this is ich? can I treat it with tetra contraspot or what kind of treatment will be best for him. I have put a teabag with almond leaves into the water but that has not made any difference yet. any advice would be much appreciated, don't want to loose this little fella so soon after the other (the last one was over a year old btw no disease there)