Originally Posted by Stellyboo
We are washing it out with boiling water and vinegar and washing everything good. I got another one but it wonít get infected if all the things are thoroughly washed right? I hope not. We are in the process now of washing it out and I have the master kit and water conditioner.
Just reference the info you got on here for the future if you run across this problem again. The first sign of white salt like spots on your fish begin treatment for ich. Getting betta from these pet shops that keep them in plastic containers on the shelf are almost gauranteed to be infected with something. If you can, try to get a baby betta and ask your LFS
when get their new stock in then buy. Water filtration, water heater, water dechlorinator and the test kit you got are a must IMO
. Do frequent water changes, every few days at 50%, when you get a new fish. Research/Google aquarium cycle and learn up on the steps to take. Or come on here and get some advice on tank cycling. There's alot of knowledgeable people on here. You washing your tank out like Coral suggested will do then you can start over. You will have better luck on the next one.