its a miracle!

  1. lollipopkiller

    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,962
    Location:
    nj
    Ratings:
    +1
    ok so i had a betta fish that i have yet to mention on the forum because of issues i had with him in the past. but now i think since he has finally woke up from his fishy coma his story needs to be told. i bought him a while ago from friedbettas as a present for my mother because she loved bettas and wanted one as a pet. he was i believe #9 of ares spawn. well we had a freak snow storm when he and his sister arrived and of course usps had some complications sooo... my fish were frozen! they were also dropped by my mailman... so i spent 3 hours thawing out my fishcicles and the female woke up first. i thought my little boy was dead until he thawed out and moved slightly. so i decided to keep him in a recovery tank. its been a few months and hes only ever gotten up to breath and maybe snack on a pellet food. i woke up this morning and finally seen him actually swimming! i was amazed he was actually not brain dead! i finally introduced him into my bigger tank after watching him swim around for 3 hours straight. now he is acting like a normal betta im so happy!!!! he is exploring his tank and playing with the cherry barbs in my 30g he looks so happy!!!!
    photo (8).JPG
     

  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Messages:
    16,272
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +1,810
    What a lovely story, so glad he rewarded all your care by coming through his ordeal, I hope he continues to do well for you :)
    btw is he really that pink or is it just the light?
     

  3. NCE12940

    NCE12940 Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,167
    Location:
    Midland, TX
    Ratings:
    +1
    Very good news indeed! :D
     
  4. OP
    OP
    lollipopkiller

    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,962
    Location:
    nj
    Ratings:
    +1
    hes pink red and white
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    30,463
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lwhekk, Ssi-ruuvi Imperium
    Ratings:
    +3,722
    That is amazing! It survived being frozen?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    lollipopkiller

    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,962
    Location:
    nj
    Ratings:
    +1
    yep i didnt think it would it is amazingly strong little guys
     
  7. SW5

    SW5 Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +1
    It would seem that bettas can endure just about anything. I have heard incredible stories about them surviving absolutely awful living conditions. They're tough little guys. He's a beautiful betta, I'm happy that he pulled through.
     
  8. Angelbear

    Angelbear Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    565
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +2
    wow what a story
     
  9. Castiel*

    Castiel* Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,292
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Ratings:
    +216
    That is crazy! I've gotten fish in the mail in the dead of winter (Minnesota) and worried about getting fishcicles. Insane to be able to survive that!!
     
  10. Harlebleondora

    Harlebleondora Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,024
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ratings:
    +6
    What a survivor!
    Poor thing. :( Fish don't go to sleep like humans and mammals when it gets cold. Fish stay conscious while the ice forms on them and it must really hurt.
     

  11. Clement Chee

    Clement Chee Initiate Member

    Messages:
    25
    Ratings:
    +0
    It definitely has a strong will to live! Such a warrior.
     
  12. Antoniothe3rd

    Antoniothe3rd Initiate Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +0
    It's a Christmas (in July) miracle! That's so amazing! I'm glad your hard work paid off and he's getting better. What a story :D
     
  13. poeticinjustices

    poeticinjustices Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    2,599
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ratings:
    +22
    Holy...wow. I have heard of goldfish doing this on the regular but tropical fish I would have for sure thought not.

    Remember how freezing a fish used to be thought of as a humane method of euthanasia? Yeah, makes you think twice doesn't it haha?

    Good for you :)

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app
     
  14. atb224155

    atb224155 Member Member

    Messages:
    184
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Nevada
    Ratings:
    +0
    I can't help but laugh...I haven't heard of stories about bettas frozen solid. But I'm glad that they are both swim and thriving.
     
  15. mg13

    mg13 Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    2,090
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Where I belong
    Ratings:
    +137
    yeah, I think it would probably kill whatever you euthanized him/her for... lol

    then you can thaw them and they'll heal...

    lol, for newbies... don't do that! it was a joke... lol
     
  16. poeticinjustices

    poeticinjustices Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    2,599
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ratings:
    +22


    Lol. A new method for disease treatment?
     
  17. mg13

    mg13 Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    2,090
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Where I belong
    Ratings:
    +137
    I invented it myself... :rolleyes:

    maybe you should try it Poetic... lol
     
  18. Lyfeoffishing

    Lyfeoffishing Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    633
    Location:
    Coral Springs. South Florida
    Ratings:
    +4
    That's a wonderful story!!!

    I hope this isn't too cruel but do you have pics of your "fishcicles" when they arrived that would be pretty cool to see
     

Share This Page