I take LOTS of pictures for my babies ^^ I am making a huge photo album for my fishes, since they are family to me!!
I treat them waaaayyyy more than my pets- they are my friends, my children, my everything. I do anything in my ability I can to help them, especially when they are sick. i.e:
I remember early this month, Natsuko mysteriously couldn't move except one of her pectoral fins and she failed to get the the surface to breathe. I grabbed her ASAP like lightning when she started sinking and curled my hand gently around her, and held her to the surface to breathe. I sat there over the tank FOREVER holding her so she could get breaths, and put eventually put her in a shallow 1 inch cup of water when I had to go to work. She finally died the next night after that. I wrapped her in tp, put her in a babyfood jar, and buried her behind the bushes of my apt. I put her in a jar because when my lease is up and I get my house I am gonna have a proper burial site for my past bettas, so I need to be able to move her. Until then, I will put some flowers on her temporary grave.
I think I will stick to burying them in a babyfood jar from now on. That way, it doesnt stink up the yard and animals dont bother the site. I have way too much respect for these creatures to flush down a toilet.-I treat them as people because they act like people!! :P I swear... bettas are human souls trapped in fish bodies!!!
Ryu Japan Kyoshi Shiro Izume
Kasumi Amaya Kimiyo Okami Aimi
To my passed children who swam to the big sea in the sky, I love and miss all of you. Thank you for everything. You will be remembered forever.
Sakura Natsuko Nami Odin
Last edited by Larsa; 10-17-2011 at 09:07 AM.