Lol i am bad with names. I had similar situation when i got betta and i didn't realized how much he cost, but i feel bad to put him back. It so many of them and it difficult for me to put them back.... I just bought an elephant ear betta. He was $22. And i always so nervous when i go to the store to buy them. I actually might go today . I had coworker that want a betta. So i think i will go now, it my break time 2.30. I hope you enjoy your betta:)
thanks, i got a half moon from Petco on Saturday. He is a fiesty orange red with flourescent scales and some fin highlights. he flared when i put the cup next to other betta. since the water in the cup was clear and there were no droppings/food, i guessed it must be a new arrival, so i grabbed him. however, i thought he costs $4.99 and got a sticker shock when i checked out at the cashier. i was too embarrassed to say "i pass" and he gave me the "eye" so i complied and paid. i am thinking on following names: Flare, George, Gus...maybe stick with Fred, IDK...
Try not cycled tank. My bettas live really long with 50% and 100% water changes a week. I do it for my 5 gall and i do for 2.5 gall 2-50% and 1-100% a week. It difficult to say which method is better when you have one betta. But i have 5 of them at home and i also have 2 at the office i am working, and i really think that my bettas live longer without cycling. Try that. You already tried betta in the cycled tank....I think a few more people already recommended it to you in your thread. No matter how good/right care you do they still can get sick. You can have 2 betta in the same 10 gall tank and feed the same ...and one still can get sick. But try my recommendation...i think it work great for bettas...and it not only my recommendation :) Good luck.
"...About disinfection, make sure you wash really well the clorine out. And you must know that there are lots of different bleaches out there. You must not use bleach with additives (many come mixed with detergent). So, make sure it a bleach like Clorox Regular.
...Since you already did it just make sure yo wash it well and i would completely submerge it in the clean water and upside down ...and when you dry it out keep it upside down to ensure no disinfection solution left."
Hi thanks, my 5g is in the midst of cycling when I took Fred out to a 2g QT. The QT tank was not cycled. Thanks for the info on bleach and how to clean it out.
I got 3 guppies in the 5g and they are doing great. But I miss my Fred's dog-like personality.
I think you have 2 gall tank? Can i give advice on water change? I think your tank was cycled?
About disinfection, make sure you wash really well the clorine out. And you must know that there are lots of different bleaches out there. You must not use bleach with additives (many come mixed with detergent). So, make sure it a bleach like Clorox Regular.
Usually i would say avoid to bleach heaters because people tend to submerge them and it will become very hard to remove the bleach from inside. You don't want bleach sitting inside there either as it may leach into aquarium water later or harm the heater itself. Since you already did it just make sure yo wash it well and i would completely submerge it in the clean water and upside down ...and when you dry it out keep it upside down to ensure no disinfection solution left.
thanks sunlight. i am looking into RCS for a change. I got some guppies and they are thriving in the old tank. But frankly, they do not have much "bond" with me as Fred did. They do have an amusing high-caffein" character which is amusing to observe.
So I will need another tank if and when I get another betta.
i disinfected the QT tank with 10% chlorine bath, the betta hammock, heater, etc.