Then this morning, tragedy. I woke up and despite medicating the tank shortly after I got him, he had died and was covered in fungus. He kept trying to lay on the suction cup against the heater, despite having other things to rest on. I moved it so he couldn't get stuck and hopefully couldn't do that again but he found a way to do it. I really hope he didn't burn himself while alive. His body looked really relaxed at least, not in a panicked position. I told myself I wouldn't cry, or take it too hard, because I knew I could lose him. But I got attached to him, he had so much spunk despite being sick, and he really seemed to like me a lot, even ignoring other people looking in the tank to come see me (even before I gave him food). That makes it even harder.
Rest well sweet Azure. I'm sorry I couldn't save you no matter what I did. I hope I brought you some happiness before your untimely death.
Edited by C M, 16 April 2012 - 11:56 AM.