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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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He was a beautiful Betta who had iridescent colors that reminded me of the moon. Hence his name :)
I had him almost two years after falling for him at Petco. Unfortunately he had a thing for the filter intake grill, and even after I sewed very fine pantyhose to cover it and limit the flow, he would still go up to it and lean. Even if the filter/flow was off. This lead to tattered fins most of the time. I finally figured out a system that worked well. Which was that the filter was only on if I could watch him and make sure he wasn't leaning on the grill. And very often water changes and water tests as a result of limited filtering. There was nothing wrong with the water quality when he died, and his fins were finally getting back to where they were. I don't know why he died and it makes it worse

I'm going to miss those eyes that always followed me
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 09:58 AM
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So sry about your loss ):

He was a handsome lil guy! SIP Artemis
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 11:29 PM
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He is beautiful. In his pictures and in the waters under the rainbow bridge.

I'm sorry you lost him.

My 20 gallon community: 2 Mystery Snails - Arnold Sluggenator & Goldie Brawn, 1 Zebra Nerite Snail - Poop (my pet name for my boyfriend), 1 African Dwarf Frog Juan - Frog, 9 Male Endler's Livebearers - Cloudy, Clyde, Conga, Darius, Frank, Lemon, O'Rien, Peephole, Urkel & Various live plants - anacharis, anubias, hornwort, java fern, java moss, narrow leaf chain sword, water lily, water onion. The Prize Jewel - Dragonscale Crown Tail Betta - Sylvester "Sly" Capone
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 10:15 PM
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What a good looking betta! So sorry!

Proud owner of "Pierre" and "Louis" the Half Moon Bettas! I do commissions! Please private message me for details! All proceeds go to my bettas!
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