Lately my betta count grew tremendously due to all the easy access on facebook. The plan was to get a few females for the big sorority but I seem to have overdid it.
I didn’t tealize how time consuming the water changes would be. Most of the time I am waiting for the RO unit to replenish. Why do I do RO water and remineralize instead of just tap? Well, I realized I have ammonia straight from tap.
I finally found a site with information as to why this is. It is because our city uses chloramine, which is ammonia + chlorine. Seachem prime will netralize this, but I wonder if the ammonoa will be released again in 48 hours? I may be able to use tap again!
My older females seem to be succumbing to a bacterial infection that took Snow away back a few months ago. Madam caught it and jumped out of her hospital tank and turned for the worst. She passed away last night. Mu, Nu, and Bullet are also fighting this stupid bug. It hits so quickly, they suddenly get missing fins overnight! Moonreign from instagram told me she uses 4x Furan 2 and killed bacteria so it doesn’t come back as a super bug. I’ve started this tonight, hopefully my girls aren’t too far gone.
Sunburst also suddenly died recently. I have no clue what happened to him and he was so young. This boy was definitely my favorite, and even in death his fins were still glowing gold! I pamper his tank and this still happens. I’ve been trying to contact his breeder but the guy seems to have dissappeared. Sad times all around but on a bright side, the new sorority is finally up and running.
Didn’t have the heart to share, but she was looking bloated a few weeks ago. Maybe overfed? Maybe bacterial issues when the heater kinked up my tubing? She passed away a week or two ago when I was super busy. I can’t wait to get the new tank going.
My Blue passed away yesterday. She didn’t show any signs of ill health, but the females have been moved to a tub lately while their big tank is being setup. She was still a beautiful blue when I found her. I will miss her and her beautiful transformation from the pet store.