Thursday, February 22, 2007


Apparently my family is trying single-handedly to control Betta fish overpopulation. Monday evening on our way home we stopped to buy another Betta to replace our dearly departed Fred. Fred Squared (or F2) was a lovely dark blue Betta. F2 settled into his new home, and would often have staring contests with AJ. Life was good.

Wednesday morning, Hubby noticed that F2 was starting to look "not so good" and was getting little white spots on him. A little research discovered that F2 may have possibly come down with a case of Ick. Seems there's a little parasite that attacks Bettas and shows up as little white spots all over their bodies. I think it looks like he had barnacles.

Anyway, last night we went to Petsmart and got Fred some medicine. Hubby faithfully nursed F2 for the rest of the evening until bedtime. We went to bed hopeful because F2 seemed to be getting a little more active. I am sorry to report that this morning I discovered that F2 had gone on to that big aquarium in the sky.

R.I.P., F2.


min said...

Oh gosh! First Fred, now this!! There's something fishy here!

Kate said...

So sorry for your loss.

I can't get fish anymore because I am a terrible fish parent.

Good luck next time!

AJsMom said...

I'm wondering how long it will take AJ to notice that there is no fish in the tank anymore.

Jenny said...

Those things are meant to die. You've just gotta keep on trying until you find a tough one. Or switch to snails or something.