my blue/red veiltail died between july 28@11pm and july 29@1am EST.
i originally thought it was just his food, then i concluded that it was swim bladder disorder, then he had another case of fin rot...
after i came upstairs to check up how he was doing, he was laying on his side so i thought i would tap the side of his hospital tank because he was laying on his side a few times during the week, but no response.
i picked up the mini tank and had a closer look and his gills weren't moving. i told my mom, dad and my brother that he died. they felt sorry for me because they know that i'll never get another VT for a year again.
i woke up this morning hoping that he was playing a joke or something but i looked at him and he wasn't playing. i took out a manifier glass to look at him even closer and noticed that he started to develop a case of dropsy. i never that noticed two days ago when i gave him is last salt bath but i had to unfortunately find out how he really died, the hard way.
so i've come to the conclusion that he died to a minor case of dropsy, fin rot, fin split due to flaring, and a failed swim bladder/swim bladder disorder. he fought for 15 days; the bravest little fish i know.
i've buried him in my garden in front of my house and it was the hardest thing to see it go that i cried. i had him just for a little over a year.
i miss him alot. he would used to always come greet me whenever i walked into the house or into the living room, whether he was sleeping or not. i just want my CT fierce to do that same now.
i've taken some pictures of him during his life living with me.
i'd like to thank neenjar and dramaqueen for their advices for pellets and salt baths.