I'm so sorry to hear that. :( I couldn't imagine dealing with all of that in one year, you must be really strong. I take every death so hard, sometimes I want to give up on having pets period (even though I don't think I could since I love them so much). I just went to check on my boyfriends' tank, and two more of his barbs died. :'( This is getting ridiculous. Maybe I need something hardier...
it's okay, atleast they aren't suffering from diseases no longer, the reason i stood strong is because, i knew betta's are my passion and this is what i want through out my life
there was actually a time i gave up, sended my male double tail away, my whole sorority died, the thing i only had was a PK girl and a algae eater, and they lived for a pretty long time, the PK girl died recently around February or January (this year) the algae eater died last year. but they had a really good life, lived in a peacful sorority, well fed, and clean tank.
but back to the point, that betta's are going to be a big part of my life, and i know it isn't going to be easy though. i love betta's so much, they feel like "real" family to me, and now i have 8 they complete me
i know what there finnage, coloration, and names by heart.
but please don't give up on them, we all are helping betta's from neglection, even though we don't know it, all of my fish could be in a pet store be dead or nearly dyeing by diseases or depression. even though mines are in 1 gallons, i give the attention they need, it is better than a filthy old cup, and better than a small child over feeding, never cleaned, and very cold little container as well, they'll be hard times in life, but all we could do is keep moving on, and sooner or later it'll get better