I'll miss you Charlie - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'll miss you Charlie

My crazy Charlie died yesterday while I was at work. It was somewhat expected - he hadn't been well for several weeks. Ever since I got him in October I thought there was something a little different about him. He was a gorgeous orange butterfly delta tail. Most bettas I've seen go up for air with one maybe two "sips". But Charlie would always jump several times for air. I recorded it on my phone one day and posted it on youtube:
http://youtu.be/da-RZ2G0uXQ

He was one of the more peaceful bettas I've ever owned. When he was sharing the divided tank, I always made sure to put him in between the more fiesty guys.
I suspect ammonia is in my source water and I'm working on making sure that it doesn't become a problem for any more bettas. I think Charlie might have been more suceptible. I'm glad he's no longer suffering and hope he's having fun swimming under the Rainbow Bridge with Hurley (who I lost earlier this week) and Chandler (who I lost in October).
Here are a few shots I got from him in his short time with me.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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I'm so sorry about Charlie. He was a beautiful boy.
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