03-23-2008, 03:07 AM
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wow... this is the first time I heard of light seizures, although I figure the light might freak them out once in a while... but now, at least i know about this....
I'm sorry for your loss... I COMPLETELY know where ur coming from, KingTriton (cute sn) .. I had 6 bettas before my current 3... and each of them lasted maybe 2 weeks at least and one month the most. This was before I heard about heaters and bigger tanks.
The 6 fishes that died when I was clueless, 3/4 of them had the EXACT same symptoms/ behavior before they died... I FREAKED out and started researching this but I THINK what happened, from my research, is that maybe they died from ( I forgot what its called...) something something poison.... ammonia? The water was cold and although I changed the water every few days, I think every time I changed the water the temp/ new water shocked my bettas.... Some of them started to form pale horizontal lines across their body, or would only get up for air, but lied flat on the floor, lethargic and tired.
Its funny, my baby betta (about 3 or 4 months old... I had him for 3 months now) he LOVES the light... whenever I turn his light off... his face turns pale and doesn't really move. But when I do turn on his light... he is so happy and excited and moves around alot.
Hope this kind of helped you... I remember when my fishes died... I felt TERRIBLE and sad. But having a heater and a larger tank really does make a difference. Each of my 3 bettas each have at least a 2 gallon tank w/ heater and they have brilliant finnage and energetic, loves food, and loves me :)