Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Southern California
My husband did a bad thing :(
I have stopped trying to plot ways of murdering him, because it was a nice gesture but he really should think before he tries another one. I had my tank all nice and set up, had my little dwarf puffer happily settling in over the weekend. She was eating wonderfully and was the cutest thing. I left the house Sunday to run errands that I had been putting off and when I got home, the hubby says he has a surprise for me. He tells me to go look in my tank. I get concerned because he has no clue about fish...like none.
I got over to the tank and there sitting inside was a big, beautiful pink colored Betta fish. I am not going to lie, he is a handsome fellow but I panicked. I started yelling for him to get me a net as the Betta needed to go back into his cup (not to stay permanently). As I was trying to fish the Betta out, I was explaining to him that the puffer was a single tank only fish and that they could kill each other. I got the fish out of the tank, he told me that the Betta had been in there all morning and afternoon and seemed happy enough.
I started looking for the puffer. Nothing. I wait for 15min for her to come out of hiding and still nothing. I start tearing apart the tank, looking for her. Still nothing. Almost all the planted stems had been pulled, I moved one of the driftwood pieces and I found her. She was missing her tail and had been dead for a bit.
Needless to say, the hubby is not allowed to mess with the tank from now. No more surprise fish! I made him go bury her in the backyard as a proper pet should be. I am not going to hold a grudge over the Betta, he was just doing what comes naturally and she was probably the aggressor. So now I own one Betta and I had to rescape the tank.