This was the Betta fish that was Paige's first pet. I thought it would live forever and my sister assured me that they are darn near impossible to kill. And after all the assassination attempts on poor Cody's life from a myriad of preschoolers, I began to think Cody was immortal.
That all changed today. Cody had lived through countless over feedings and muck in his fish tank. I was tired of the stench and thought I would do him & Paige a favor and really clean out his tank good. Jason had cleaned it out just a day or two prior and his water again returned to pea soup status thanks to James. Anyway, I safely put him in a bowl & began cleaning his tank. What I've learned from this experience is that bleach & fish don't mix, no matter how many times you rinse out the rocks & filters - you might want to neutralize the water before returning the fix to it's "toxic" home.If not this is what you get... Paige didn't have the heart to flush her beloved friend she made me do it. I felt so crappy.