Well, my neighbour’s kids, cutest little girls, asked me to fish sit this week. They brought the crew over yesterday; three fish: Bob, Murray and Kitty. Along with these three, in a separate glass vase, came Arnie, the Beta. Apparently, that is the next door neighbours’ neighbours’ fish. They are going to be away at the same time so Arnie tagged along with Bob, Murray and Kitty.
Anyway, Arnie is dead. Got up this morning, prepared to follow detailed feeding instructions as given to me by an 8 year old and couldn’t wake Arnie up.
Admittedly, from the limited exposure (fish store) I’ve seen Betas, Arnie didn’t look 100% when he arrived.
So, now, the question: do I take Arnie to the fish store, try to find someone else that looks like him, put Arnie II in the vase and pretend nothing happened? or do I just say “Sorry, the fish died.”?
BTW, I have a 20 gallon tank of my own that I have had for quite some time so I am sort of familiar with some kinds of fish, although Betas are strange to me.