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Demi Walker - Strongest Fish I Knew

Today is a sad day. The toughest fish I've ever known was beyond my abilities to heal. I don't have all the expensive meds I need to treat every illness. Little Demi Walker was euthanized today. She had terrible SBD and torn fins, even a ventral fin that would never be more than a stub. She fought off the active SBD, but her swim bladder was beyond repair. Still, she lived for several months in a warm, colorful and loved home - never giving much want for anything more. Unfortunately on Tuesday she began showing the symptom Dropsy, her scales pineconing out from her body. I attempted to treat that, but today all her color was gone and she now had columnaris. She hadn't eaten since the weekend.

I'm sorry, Demi. I put you to rest with a heavy heart. You were an inspiration to myself and other betta hobbyists, and brought such a joy into my life. You were the definition of what it means to fight to survive, a reminder that fish are living beings, not house hold decorations.

May you swim happily - swim bladder intact - under the rainbow bridge. May your memory keep a smile in our hearts.

R.I.P. - Demi Walker
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I'm so sorry for your loss! You were so good to her though and stood by her to the end. You're an inspirational betta owner!
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Thank you for the kind words.
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-big hugs- I'm sorry to hear this, Syr. At least she had a wonderful home with you, and you gave her the kind of life any betta with a faulty swim bladder could ever hope for.

If you need to talk, you know where to find me. <3

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-hugs back- Thanks Skye... If I'm not online you know why. I'm more bummed than I expected.
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they work their way into our hearts more than we possibly realize, because those of us who spend so much time with them know that they're more than "just fish".

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Always, always more than 'just' fish.
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Really sorry for you. You did a terrific job with her. I can be hard for others to understand how attached we can get to these sweet lil fish. If I hear "But its only a fish" again I could snap. She is swimming in a better place, maybe she will meet up with little Binky.

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Maybe =) I hope they can be friends. That might be my only regret, I was the only one who socialized with her. She couldnt have been in a sorority.
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I'm sure she was more than happy to have you as a friend. ^_^

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