How To Clean Decor After Death Question

  1. Paige98 Member Member

    My betta fish died and I really don't know why. I took the whole tank apart and soaked all the decor in hot water. Now they are drying off. I don't plan on using them for awhile so I'm just gonna store it all in a trash bag until I start up a new betta tank. Is there anything else I should do so that when I use them again my new fish won't be at risk of getting anything my previous fish had?
     
  2. abheeshs Member Member

    Boiling is the key
     

  3. Paige98 Member Member

    It was as hot as my water gets. I don't want to boil cause the decor is silk and plastic mostly and I don't want to ruin them. I also rinsed the gravel 7-8 times.
     
  4. OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    Most pathogens will die with a hot water rinse and a thorough drying. And many need a host fish to survive very long. I do use a bleach solution but not sure if it's necessary most of the time.