Okay. Valentino is officially MIA in the tank. Can't find hide nor scale of him anywhere. He had this growth on his side, and only this one side, that I felt deep in my heart of hearts, was a tumor, and not him actually being a her and being egg bound. Most likely he died sometime within the last day, and the snails "disposed" of his remains.
That left me with the my tank available to house a new betta. I am thinking, though this may seem a tad pretentious and whatnot, that I want to buy a tattered, torn and sick betta at the pet store who is in need of a good home and give him some good old fashioned TLC and all that. I want to rehabilitate a fish. What can I say?
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi