Goodbye Archimedes! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
redbettagirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 58
Unhappy Goodbye Archimedes!

Archimedes came to me with parasites and fin rot. We triumphed over those. The base of his pectoral fin became inflamed one day. It then turned white and fuzzy. Salt didn't help. Antibiotics didn't help. We even tried fungicide, just in case. After battling the infection for two months, he developed dropsy and passed away last night.

I'm sorry I couldn't save you Archimedes fishy! I tried so very hard.

Archimedes would always greet me at the front of his tank when I came to visit - even when he was down to one working pectoral fin. I'll always remember how, when I bought him a betta hammock, he didn't care for the leaf but loved the suction cup so very much! I'll also remember how he would squeeze into the tightest, most awkward spots within his tank, even if it involved swimming upside-down and on his side. Archimedes was my little contortion artist. I'm going to miss him tons.
redbettagirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 08:49 PM
New Member
Mermaid Fish's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere with the beach
Posts: 184
Aww, RIP , he sounds like a fighter.

You're never really truly happy, until you're doing what you love
Mermaid Fish is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 09:36 PM
LucyLoofa's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 295
I agree. He kept living for you as long as he could. He sounds like he was a great fish, and you a great care taker.
I'm so sorry about your loss. :(

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. -Carl Sagan
Science replaces private prejudice with publicly verifiable evidence. -Richard Dawkins
I love doing research! It gives fish healthier, happier, longer lives. PM me with any helpful links!

LucyLoofa is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 12:14 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,607
I'm so sorry about Archimedes. He sounds like he had a great personality.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 07:40 AM
kif3's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lucknow, nsw ^^
Posts: 130
naws -cuddles- you did a great job r.i.p and let him be happy in fishy heaven <3

^^ yay for pretty fishies :3

arrt :3
kif3 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
redbettagirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 58
Thanks guys!
redbettagirl is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 02:06 PM
Twilight Storm's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 722
I am sorry for your loss redbettagirl :( *hugs*

.....Betta Fish are like potato chips, it's hard to have just one!
Arm yourself with knowledge. Consider advise. Make informed decisions.
Twilight Storm is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
At Least I Got to Say Goodbye. metalbetta Betta Memorials 9 05-02-2011 12:38 AM

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