RIP - Cheeto :*(
by, 02-01-2012 at 12:42 AM (1885 Views)
Male orange/blue betta. May 30?, 2011 - January 25?, 2012
My poor little baby! He had always ignored the hole in the top of the coconut hut cause it was too small to fit more than his head in (the few times he'd start to stick it in he'd back out almost immidiately since it was obviously too small), but I found him jammed in the hole. So I picked it up and held it just under the surface so he could get air when he needed and hopefully wiggle free. After a half hour or so he hadn't been able to get himself free, so I had to try to break him out. Unfortunately that didn't go well.
In desperarion, as a last resort, I put him to sleep with clove oil (the article had kept going on and on about how hard it was to overdose fish with clove), then slid my hand into a bag - for a glove - and carefully pried him lose. The poor baby had cut his back open. I placed him into clean water with an air stone and some hornwort for good measure and waited, hoping he'd wake up. Perhaps labarynth fish don't react the same to clove oil. He never woke up. The next morning he was floating and definitely dead.
My poor sweet baby Cheeto! *sobs*