View Full Version : Betta Mystery

02-13-2011, 04:09 AM
A friend of mine, who also keeps bettas and is not a member of this forum, has just had a betta die mysteriously. The betta's tank had just been cleaned and the water changed. According to Windy, the betta in question was swimming rapidly in tight circles, then came to a dead stop, and that was it.

Does anyone know what could have caused this betta to die so suddenly? Windy says he went downhill extremely quickly... He was perfectly fine just two minutes before he suddenly died.

02-13-2011, 04:18 AM
any chance they forgot to add dechlorinator?

02-13-2011, 04:22 AM
She added the dechlorinator. Windy's been keeping bettas for a couple of years now.

On a side note, she'd like to know if there's any way to cure swim bladder in goldfish

02-13-2011, 04:30 AM
I'd go with something in the water, chlorine, chloramine, ammonia, nitrates???? Not all dechlorinaters do chloramine. I'd be doing tests on the tank water and tap water.