Originally Posted by Shana0310
Farewell John Wayne
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Okay, now let's get to work!
Review in your mind everything that happened and the steps you took.
(This is not a beat-up session -- most all of us have killed a fish or two somewhere along the line. Rather, this is the SCIENCE method.)
1. I bet the .5 gal
hospital cube was not heated. That would be very stressful.
2. You treated for an illness he may not have had.
3. He prolly didn't know why he got demoted to a tiny space -- more stress and very rapid accumulation of ammonia in .5 g.
4. Sometimes when we worry to much about another, we can actually make them worse (like people. "Am I that sick? Maybe I should be more worried?")
5. More important than losing John Wayne is What Did You Learn? Use this experience to do a bunch of research/reading on the various ways to keep Bettas, such as:
Siamese fighter, Betta splendens
After all this, you will be ready to jump back in and be a more confident fish-mom.