Well. I guess I'm gonna hate White Dog (the family white siamese cat) for a while.
Amazing what happens in two hours...
I check on Revenant to see if he's any better from SBD (which I'm sure was what he had), and he wasn't. Still floating on the top, not too active... still not eating. So I put the lid back on the vase and head to the BX with my grama.
I get home... I don't see a lid on the vase. And I don't see Revenant.
I asked grampa if he moved my fish to a smaller QT, to diagnose him a bit more strongly. He didn't touch him.
No water around the vase, no signs of a struggle... and then I look next to the 1 gallon QT that's filled with my six baby guppies.
His body lay in despairingly dry and torn way. There was no bringing back a fish out of water.
Maybe I thought I put the lid back on? I've done it so much, that I remember doing it two hours before now, but maybe that was an image of something I did another time...?
It's so hard to keep track of the days when they blur together.
Then again, White Dog has had a history of removing lids and snapping up the fish into his jaws. But considering Revenant was still on the counter, it seems unlikey. Not unless White Dog chickened out from all the flopping and ran off before he was caught.
A lot of money out the window, too, just to have him for little more than a week.
And an empty tank that will stare at me as I type this on my laptop....
I never got to know you-- the real you-- but I loved you like all the others.
Revenant Haunter Warner
December 2010 - April 8th, 2011
Loved Dream Betta, and it was fun while it lasted.
Edit: The irony here is his name. Revenant is another word for "Spirit" or "Ghost" ... now he is one.