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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Hermione

The third one we've lost in the space of about 30-36 hours. After struggling with velvet and it's fallout for almost 3 weeks, Hermione surrendered a valiant battle. She looked like she had nearly recovered and was even beginning to recover her appetite--I don't understand what went wrong. I will write for her when I can find the words to do her justice, but they elude me utterly at the moment. I feel as though I failed her somehow.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 09:52 AM
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I understand the feeling.
I am so sorry for your loss.

My Fishies:
Apollo the Male Delta Tail
Mr. Mustache the Male Veil Tail

Hercules the Male Orange Dalmatian Veil Tail
Lucia the Female Crown Tail (Sisters Betta)
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 10:45 PM
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I'm sure you did everything that you could. So sorry.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:34 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss :C

That's me on the photo alright.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Come and listen:
I will tell you a tale
Of a small bodied fish
With the heart of a whale.
Her scales were dark as night,
Her fins of purple hue.
Her soul was made to fight:
She was the bravest fish I ever knew.

Mother, sister, friend,
She was strong until the end.
Ever an adamant mate,
Until worms and velvet sealed her fate.
Long and hard did she fight,
Refusing to simply fail.
She struggled for her life
By standing on her tail.

A cairn of stones we made her
To aid her in her strife--
Upon this bed she rested
While she struggled for her life.
Things got better for a time,
As the battle of the velvet
Was slowly won--
But how could any of us have known
The worms had our work undone?

While we cared for her young,
She slowly slipped away.
We found that she was gone
When we came home one day.

Her offspring larger grow
With every passing day,
Though they fight that same battle
They do not fade away.
There are ghosts, and blues, and yellows,
Though some are also blue:
Two of those offspring have her nightly hue.
In this way is she with us,
Never will she part.
Each day we see the blooms
To which we gave her body,
And the name:
Hermione Iron-Heart.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 05:36 PM
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that's so beautiful, it made me tear up...at least she didn't leave you alone, you have all her beautiful little babies to cheer you up...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 08:52 PM
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Nice poem.
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