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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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How soon is too soon?

TDP passed away last night and I was wondering how long I should wait until I get another one

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Well that's a tuff one. It really depends on you. Some people take longer to grieve. There is no set time.

I recently had my betta Blue Jay pass but decided immediately to get another one. I loved my little buddy but to stare at his tank with no life in it would have depressed me more. I was more than willing to rescue another betta from my local pet store and provide a new home and a better quality of life.

My condolences on the passing of your betta.

RIP Blue Jay 9.15.12

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Well that's a tuff one. It really depends on you. Some people take longer to grieve. There is no set time.

I recently had my betta Blue Jay pass but decided immediately to get another one. I loved my little buddy but to stare at his tank with no life in it would have depressed me more. I was more than willing to rescue another betta from my local pet store and provide a new home and a better quality of life.

My condolences on the passing of your betta.
That's what I usually do, but I don't have the strength to replace him yet.

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oh no D: not TDP! what happened?
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oh no D: not TDP! what happened?
I have no idea, he was happy yesterday and a few hours ago. I went to feed him and he was dead.

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Take your time. Your heart will tell you when the time is right to get another one.

RIP Blue Jay 9.15.12

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I'm so sorry about your buddy!

My first girl, Delilah passed yesterday :( I cried about it, and I buried her in the garden, and then I disinfected her tank for someone else. No reason to let a perfectly nice, heated 3 gallons of water sit vacant, I guess. But when I was turning on all the fish lights this morning, I went to her tank to say Good Morning to her, and them remembered she wasn't in there :'(

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Aw
such sad stories D:
I'm sure the tank is waiting for another fish that needs a great home. And TDP's legacy will live on

I'm a little concerned about his sudden death though. he was in a divided right? how's the tank mate?
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Aw
such sad stories D:
I'm sure the tank is waiting for another fish that needs a great home. And TDP's legacy will live on

I'm a little concerned about his sudden death though. he was in a divided right? how's the tank mate?
I took out Big momma after I had another tank available. She is fine and I think it was old age that killed him

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i'd say the only real requirements would be if you can afford to buy a new one, and determining the cause of the old one's death. a lot of stuff is highly contagious, and if you put a new betta in a tank that just recently killed another one, you could end up passing it along to the next guy.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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