FAnother one flushed down the drain

The beta died. That makes to body count since Saturday:

One neon tetra
One tiger barb
One betta

The betta was just sort of listless yesterday, but we figured the water change monday had something to do with that. This morning, his water temp was about 70, and he was till listless. By 10, most of his fin membrane had just dropped off, and it looked like Ich. Nothing we can’t fix, right?

By 3 s/he was dead. I’ve disposed of the carcase, so renee, who is a bit sensitive to these things right now (pregnancy, maybe?), doesn’t have to see it.

And now she’s just called to say she bought a 2 gallon tank – which means we move the pleco and his water (all that’s left in the one gallon tank) into the two gallon tank, and prep that for the next Beta (and some fish the beta will get along with – black mollies and Sword tails maybe?) and can keep the one gallon for breeding & isolation as needed.

I also picked up two more tiger barbs and some zebra barbs this morning, so the lone tiger barb wouldn’t be lonely. Aside from the fact that the two new ones are twice his size, it’s an instant school. Can a fish look happy?

Now to find a new Betta – I wonder who has green ones in stock….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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1 Response to FAnother one flushed down the drain

  1. badger says:

    This is normal – most fish places I’ve dealt with (limited experience, though) recommend a first batch of fish you assume won’t make it, while balancing everything for the tank.

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