Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Tank of death
At which point do you decide that a tank is just cursed, tear it down, and start over?
I have a 6 gallon Petco tank that seems to kill almost anything I put in there. It was originally home to a fancy aquabid betta. The betta was constantly sick, in and out of the "hospital" tank. He had some sort of crazy flesh eating fin rot that would eat away his fins overnight. I've never seen anything like that before or since. He finally died a couple months ago from dropsy, poor little guy.
Since then I've tried turning the tank into a super tiger tank with ottos. No go. I've tried ottos 3 times and tigers twice. The super tigers lasted a couple days tops. I've tried caridina babaulti and those didn't last either. I have OEBTs that have been breeding happily for over a year in the next room, so it's not something in my tap water that's killing them.
So now the tank is just random red cherries, a lonely amano, and assassin snails that breed like crazy. I have 4 other tanks and for the life of me I can't figure out why this one is so cursed. I like the shape, I like the scape, but should I just tear it all down, wash it out and start over? What would you guys do?