I came back from vacation and the friend who was watching my fish told me that my ENTIRE community tank had been wiped out. He'd been feeding my three tanks every two days and checking on my apartment while my boyfriend and I were on vacation.
I walked in, crossed the room to my tank and it's totally empty. Not one fish survived the vacation. The thermometer reads 100 degrees.
His arguement is that it "never occurred to him" to check, though he knew our air conditioner would be off and I told him there was a heater in the tank. I'm devastated. One of my favorite bettas was part of the community along with my school of catfish and the group of platys I've had for several years now.
I don't think I'll be going on vacation again any time soon.
SIP, Ellington, Walter, Oswald, and the rest of my babies. I'm sorry.