Goodbye my Hikari - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Hikari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 119
Goodbye my Hikari

I had to put down my beloved Hikari today. He was sick for about 2 months with a disease that I couldn't figure out. The only visible symptoms was labored breathing, and sinking to the tank floor (he wasn't constipated or had parasites). I had talked to a fish expert about it, and she thinks he had fish TB which apparently isn't curable. I had a cupboard full of fish medication and couldn't use any of them because they couldn't treat what he had. He was still eating up until yesterday, then he didn't have the energy to try to get the food anymore. He didn't respond to me anymore either, and I knew he was telling me it was time. I took him to the vet because I couldn't do it myself. They used a small amount of euthasol, and he didn't feel a thing. I put him in a makeshift coffin and keeping it in the shed in our backyard where it'll stay until the Spring so I can give him a proper burial. But I know he's not there anymore, he's now swimming in the river that runs under the Rainbow Bridge. R.I.P. my precious Hikari. You meant the world to me, and I'll miss you forever.

Hikari is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Member
 
bryanacute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mascoutah, Illinois.
Posts: 1,530
*sniff, sniff* SIP Hikari.

Casanova: Male DoubleTail Halfmoon
bryanacute is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 12:16 AM
Member
 
sunstar93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 352
I'm so sorry about your little guy :( he was cute!
I found this on TB: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/tbc.php
It tells all about the symptoms and how to clean the tank after TB..thought it might help!

Skye{VT}|Sparky{King}|Sassy{CT}|Quinn{DbT}|Iris{CT}|Baby{DbT}
sunstar93 is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Hikari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 119
Thanks. I'll save that link in case I decide to get another fish and need to clean the tank. But right now I'm missing my little Hikari so much I can't even think of getting another one. :( It will probably be a long time before I'm ready.

He didn't actually have the symptoms mentioned on that site, but I read somewhere else that the symptoms for TB can be very subtle too. The only physical signs for my guy was labored breathing and sinking. I've searched for days for what it could be, and TB seems to be the most likely culprit.

Last edited by Hikari; 11-30-2012 at 08:44 AM.
Hikari is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:12 PM
Member
 
Hershey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Potato
Posts: 677
Sorry about your loss.

"Nothing like it, baby!" -Cabanela

Why did I become a fishkeeper in the first place...? Because someone has to look out for the fish who have no one on their side.
Alvalta(vt) Chell(vt) Asami(vt) Trucy(vt) Shiseru(CT) Iris(VT )
Average pet Owner:To the pet store! Wallet:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Hershey is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:59 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Can't forgive myself

I lost my sweet Blue in the worst way-my own fault. Workmen had gotten his water very dirty so I had to change it, although I was very tired. When I moved him from the tank to the separate bowl he was trapped in the net. No one had ever warned me about this hazard. I Couldn't find him any where. Not until the next morning, did it hit me. I just can't forgive myself for being so stupid. I had nursed him over illness, gotten up all through the night to be sure his water was always just right, always so careful-then I caused his death. I feel so awful. I had him for a year and a half. And I brought him from NYC to Tenn. I don't know what to do.
dmountcornet is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 08:15 PM
Member
 
Hershey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Potato
Posts: 677
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmountcornet View Post
I lost my sweet Blue in the worst way-my own fault. Workmen had gotten his water very dirty so I had to change it, although I was very tired. When I moved him from the tank to the separate bowl he was trapped in the net. No one had ever warned me about this hazard. I Couldn't find him any where. Not until the next morning, did it hit me. I just can't forgive myself for being so stupid. I had nursed him over illness, gotten up all through the night to be sure his water was always just right, always so careful-then I caused his death. I feel so awful. I had him for a year and a half. And I brought him from NYC to Tenn. I don't know what to do.
You didn't push him out of the net into the separate bowl? Did you leave and forget?
I'm just asking because I'm not too sure.

As of what to do, sit in a quiet spot, close your eyes, then think from your heart and slowly let your little guy go. I know it's hard. I have lost several. :c

"Nothing like it, baby!" -Cabanela

Why did I become a fishkeeper in the first place...? Because someone has to look out for the fish who have no one on their side.
Alvalta(vt) Chell(vt) Asami(vt) Trucy(vt) Shiseru(CT) Iris(VT )
Average pet Owner:To the pet store! Wallet:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Hershey is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:17 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
For Blue

I thought he had left the net and was in the bowl, but he wasn't. And he and I had been playing and a game, where he jumped up at my finger. So I was so focused on thinking he had jumped out of the bowl, I just didn't even think of looking in the net. Also, I had a new pair of bifocals, I wasn't used to, so I wasn't seeing too well either. It just seemed like a perfect storm of bad things. He was my first fish, and so I didn't know a lot of things. I guess you're right, I just have to let him go. I've lost cats before, but never when it was my fault like this. Thanks for listening.
dmountcornet is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Member
 
Hershey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Potato
Posts: 677
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmountcornet View Post
I thought he had left the net and was in the bowl, but he wasn't. And he and I had been playing and a game, where he jumped up at my finger. So I was so focused on thinking he had jumped out of the bowl, I just didn't even think of looking in the net. Also, I had a new pair of bifocals, I wasn't used to, so I wasn't seeing too well either. It just seemed like a perfect storm of bad things. He was my first fish, and so I didn't know a lot of things. I guess you're right, I just have to let him go. I've lost cats before, but never when it was my fault like this. Thanks for listening.
I see. You're welcome. You can also post your own thread for more support.

"Nothing like it, baby!" -Cabanela

Why did I become a fishkeeper in the first place...? Because someone has to look out for the fish who have no one on their side.
Alvalta(vt) Chell(vt) Asami(vt) Trucy(vt) Shiseru(CT) Iris(VT )
Average pet Owner:To the pet store! Wallet:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Hershey is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Member
 
Kitty Whiskers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 746
RIP Hikari :( Sorry for your loss, Hikari was a nice looking Betta.

Fish are God's RAINBOWS underwater

Dreamer,Whisper,Sunshine,Lilly,Ester
Kitty Whiskers is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome