Sad, sad news. On December 28th, my beutiful betta fish, Kenji, past away.
He was four years old, and I had raised him since he was a fry, so I was really close to him. His death started when my mom came over to visit one night, and she accidentally un-plugged his heater. He stayed like that all freezing night, and in the morning the temp. was around 10 degrees c.
When I found him, he was lying on his side on the gravel- I thought for sure he was dead. He wasn't though, and I stayed home from work to watch over him. He managed to take a few breaths and eat a blood-worm, as I slowly heated his tank up. A couple days later, it seemed like everything would be all right. Kenji would ocassionly weakly flare at my fingers, and he was getting some of his gusto back.
I don't know what happened. He just went down hill, and he looked extremely sick. I treated him with meds and did water-changes to no affect.
When it was finally Christmas Day, I was happy because he had seem his fourth christmas ever. He was not looking good though; he wouldn't eat and when I attempted to do a water-change he almost died.
On the night of December 27th, I did a 1/2 water change. It didn't do him any good though- he wouln't move at all. I stayed up all night, watching him, and finally at around 2:00 AM, on December 28th, he died.
Rest in Peace, Kenji.
We barried him in the garden, and I made a grave-stone with an old blank of wood and a Sharpie. I had a little funeral, and everyone in my family came.
Kenji was the most boisturus (aggresive?) betta I have ever had. He would attack anything he saw, so no tank-mates, and he would flare at my finger, face, or clothing. Once I tried to touch him when he was asleep, and he woke up and bit me!
I miss him so much, and he will always be my beutiful little Kenji.
I couldn't figure out how to post a pic., because I am new here, but he is the betta in my signature and avatar.