Hey you know i feel funny because i really can't decide if wiped down hospital tank with clorox wipes would be enough vs bleach. Sound more convenient and easier lol I am going to give you the link about disinfection that i saw people keep suggesting, and i love that link. Some how i can not put any links in the visitor messages it doesn't allowed . So i am going to pm you the link:)
Thanks for your kind words they really do help. I actually have two bettas, Guillermo, and then a baby Ash I just can't remember how I edited my profile last time to add him in lol.
I've had bettas pretty consistently the past year and really started to understand theier care thanks to this forum. When I got Max I knew he was sick, normally I'm pretty good about not getting any more fish but he gave me the "please help" look. I think he had a slime coat infection, his fins were matted together, and I also read that that can affect their breathing and appetite. I had been treating him with AQ salt but I lowered his dose and I think I did it too soon and he had a flare up if you will.
I wiped down his hospital tank with clorox wipes rinsed it good put new water with a double dose of water conditioner in it and left it sit overnight. I then dumped that water out and now the tank is sitting outside to air out If you have any suggestions though on cleaning it I'm all ears.
Hey sorry for Max:( I am just wondering if you need any help? I have very good link from this forum about disinfection in case you want to put another betta in the tank. Or i can try to figure out what happened to Max. Sorry not sure how long you have bettas and how much you know about them. A lot of time betta can be just sick from the store. Any time when you buy new betta ALWAYS QUARANTINE it from OTHER FISH if you have one, or even if you don't have any other fish you can just quarantine fish in the tank with out gravel, decorations etc...just so you don't need to disinfect it later. Please let me know if you need any help. I can give a few tips on betta care, how to pick healthy betta, emergency kit in case you buy sick betta.
And do not get discourage if your first betta died, believe me it happened to all of us. To every one. So i hope you will rescue another one