01-10-2009, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by FishNinja
Just thought I'd share the end of this story. The day after I posted I found poor Bob floating face up.
Also, I didn't mention we got 2 bettas from the store and on the third day the blue one died, was most likely sick before we got him.
That's it. I was semi-attached to Bob and I don't think I can handle another Betta.
The end-state of this though...is that the Pleco's name is now Bob. (begrudgingly though)
And to be honest I don't really like the little bugger.
Don't worry I'm still feeding him though :P
Okay, so I'm not sure if the Pleco attacked the Betta though. Like I said, Bob was in perfect condition the day before he looked all torn up all of a sudden.
I isolated him that night in another clean tank with good water and the next morning he was floating up but he had green fuzzy stuff all over him.
So it sounds to me even though there were no visible signs of sickness the day before like it could have been the ich? If that's so maybe it was in fact Bob himself who tore himself up trying to scratch himself?
In the end, there were terrible conditions, he probably had fin rot...and putting him into a smaller tank probably was too much change in water ph etc. chloramines...for a sick fish and you killed him. get the pleco into a bigger tank...20 gal atleast for now, and a water test kit. best of luck.