Stahl, my ugly old man... - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aluyasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,002
Stahl, my ugly old man...

My sweet, droopy little Stahl lost his fight with a mysterous illness today. I was forced to euthanize him.
He was a unique Betta. An 'Eeyroe' type of personality. And not all there mentaly.
His favorite thing to do was squish his face against the divider and watch Pug swim around. Everytime I went close to the tank, he would perch on a plant and stare at me.
He never flared, never even spread his fins...I think he was deformed.
I found him at Walmart about 3 months ago. Laying at the bottom of a cup with crap all over him. I actually left the store and once in the car, turned around and went back in there and got him. On the way home there was a truck with Stahl tools in the back, the name stuck.
He was a very skittish fish, got a stress stripe just by looking at him. He hated water changes and feared the siphon.
That sickness hit him so fast. Poor guy...

If I were to take only one thing that Stahl had given me. It would be the amazing emotion of love.

It never ceases to amaze me, how beings can love eachother. Yes, it sucks to lose someone. But is it not great that you have the ability to miss them? I was and am not only sad that he was suffering, but I am sad because I love him, and he is no longer here. His presence made me happy. How great is that? :)

Thank you Stahl, You are in my heart forever.

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).

Last edited by Aluyasha; 02-10-2011 at 08:59 PM.
Aluyasha is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aluyasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,002
Here is one of my favorite pictures of him, he looks so content. :)

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
Aluyasha is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 04:41 AM
New Member
 
TheKingsFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Great White North (NOT Alaska)
Posts: 216
"Stahl" is a German word meaning "steel." It certainly sounded like he was made of it, but the choice was yours and it was the right one.

I'm sorry for your loss.
TheKingsFish is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 05:03 AM
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Posts: 2,487
poor boy. At least hes not suffering, hes joined My little Tamina (she died this morning) and i bet they would both be happy swimming in the warm water beneath the rainbow bridge.

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Snails: Yoshi,Peach,Lugi,Mario
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
M F S ˙ʇƨσן ǝƨσɥʇ σʇ ǝɔɐǝԀ ʋƖ ʇƨǝᴚ
"Can never have too many fish"
Abby is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 05:48 AM
Member
 
BlackberryBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 719
I know what you mean by he was skittish. My fish always has stress lines and I have no idea why. :( Anyways, stahl is swimming in the big ocean in the sky now. He has all the fish food he can eat!
BlackberryBetta is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Member
 
Sweeda88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,160
Aww, poor fishy. RIP, Stahl. Sorry for your loss.

Sequin (m), Shortcake (f), Westley (m), and Sir Righty of Walton (m).
Sweeda88 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aluyasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,002
Thank you for your sympathy everyone. :)

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
Aluyasha is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
I'm so sorry for your loss.
dramaqueen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome