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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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It's a dark day.

I went to say good morning to Judas this morning. He did not swim out as close as possible to see/inspect me. I found him in the back corner dead. I don't understand it? He was fine yesterday and I never saw any stress strips. Water parameters are great, although the pH is 7.8 which should be ok. He lived in a long 20 with many silk plants, natural polished pebbles, hammock (never used), heated at 79 F, Cascade 2000 HOB on the lowest flow, 3 female Gups, 3 Panda Corys, and a synthetic tree truck to lurk in (rarely). I feed him the best Betta pellets I could find with an occasionally froze shrimp or bloodworm. He loved the shrimp, the bloodworms not so much.

For the future, I'm not sure if I will rescue (enabling/perpetuate) a babby Betta or find the most natural finned adult?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 AM
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks MB, it's amazing how such a small creature can become a member of the clan; he will be missed.

On a side note. are "types" more hardy than others? I.e. shorter fins and etc...
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Usually shorter finned types (females, plakat, halfmoon plakat...) can avoid fin rot and such easier... But with proper are it shouldn't matter.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 01:53 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you were great friends.
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-bro hug- Sorry for your loss... Sounds like he had a great life and a great owner! <3
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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I have finally discovered what Judas died from, Culmanr. I have never personaly experienced Culmanr and because of my ignorance, Judas paid with his life. I will NEVER have another Betta with as much personality. I will post in the health care forum and prepare for battle.
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Hugs....SIP Judas

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So very sorry for your loss of Judus...Hugs

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