Bye My Little Blue Betta

@simone10 (28238)
United States
May 12, 2019 9:29am CST
My poor little Blue has passed away. My gut told me that him laying around on his plant leaf wasn't right but I thought maybe he was just lazy. I was cleaning his tank a while ago when I noticed him barely swimming and he was horizontal. I started freaking and quickly took him out of the aquarium into a plastic container I use sometimes when changing the water. He was still horizontal and after checking on him several times, I knew he wouldn't make it. He died about an hour later. And what did I do? I cried like a baby over a fish. But he was so personable, swimming up to the tank when he saw me and it looked like he was wagging his tail. C said he would go buy me another one but I don't want another one right now. So he is going to buy me a couple of female guppies for the big tank instead. I know I'm being really emotional but it just breaks my heart especially because I couldn't do anything to help.
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@Mulidi (1529)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
12 May
It's was so beautiful I like it colours. I'm sorry for that
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you. Yes, he really did have some pretty coloring.
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@Mulidi (1529)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
17 May
@simone10 you are welcome
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@Gillygirl (27039)
• Sutton, England
12 May
I am so sorry Sharon. Betta was a beautiful fish.
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@Gillygirl (27039)
• Sutton, England
17 May
@simone10 I'm pleased you're going to get another one.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
18 May
@Gillygirl I am, probably a female or a male that's a different color. Maybe red or greenish blue.
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@Gillygirl (27039)
• Sutton, England
22 May
@simone10 Both are lovely colours
@GreatMartin (8534)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May
I use to breed Betas--have you ever seen them during the laying of eggs process? It is like a ballet!! The male wraps himself around the female, squeezes the eggs out and then puts them into the bubble nest he built on the top of the water. Amazing!
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
No, I've never seen it but i have heard about it. I always wanted to raise bettas but thought it would be too hard. Is it?
@BelleStarr (43648)
• United States
14 May
I am not surprised that you are upset, you had a relationship with him even if there was a glass between you, It is sad to lose something that brings us pleasure. I am not sure if fish have an afterlife however, heaven is where we are happy so for you, he may be waiting.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
15 May
Awww, thank you so much! I really miss him. I found a huge black carpenter ant in his tank and I think either he got bit or he tried to eat it. I think that is what killed him.
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@BelleStarr (43648)
• United States
15 May
@simone10 Oh my poor baby, that is a bad thing. I never did know what killed my sweet honey (she was a dog) but I always wonder if it could have been prevented.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
@BelleStarr was she getting old? There are a lot of mean people out there so there is always the chance of poisoning.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 May
Aw the poor little lovely fellow..why did he die? RIP
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
I'm not sure. It could be age or it could be from a huge black Carpenter ant.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
20 May
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@DianneN (118346)
• United States
13 May
I feel your pain and am so sorry Blue passed away.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you DianneN, that's very sweet of you.
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@DianneN (118346)
• United States
17 May
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• United States
13 May
so saddened'f the loss 'f yer wee, beautiful friend. aint silly to shed tears o'er such. we develop bonds with critters 'n nobody wants that helpless feelin' ya no doubt'd.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you so much. I knew you would understand. I cried like a baby but I'm ok now, still feel sad.
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• United States
17 May
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@CarolDM (25620)
• United States
13 May
Sorry about that. I had an aquarium years ago. Guppies will give you lots of fish.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Yes they will. I have a lot of babies right now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (30461)
• United States
13 May
I'm so sorry to hear this.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you! I am very sad but was ok later in the afternoon when one of my guppies had babies.
@Corbin5 (142529)
• United States
12 May
I would have cried too.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you for understanding!
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@Susan2015 (24227)
• United States
12 May
I'm sorry about that. What a pretty fish he was.
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@simone10 (28238)
• United States
17 May
Thank you and yes he was so beautiful.
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