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Old 07-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #21 
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Awesome thanks! :")
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #22 
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No problem. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #23 
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... I didn't know that they would get stuck between those glass stones. .... I just used the glass ones in the hospital tank because they made it easier to clean...
It's perfectly alright to go with NO substrate, especially in a quarantine tank. A bare-bottom tank is the easiest to keep clean.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #24 
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Agreed. I never use substrate in my hospital tanks because then I just cup the fish out, dump, and fill. Works perfect. Plus, you can tell if they are pooping or not.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #25 
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Unhappy Thank You to everyone who offered advice. RIP: Vegas

I'm writing to update everyone that was kind enough to give advice on my sick little guy Vegas.

Unfortunately Sunday morning Vegas passed away. I was pretty sure it was going to happen on Saturday, and excepted that I was going to lose him. He hadn't eaten for several days and was not moving around any longer. Sunday morning I spent time by his tank just watching him, and my heart was so broken to see him suffering. He had no color left to him, a dull lifeless shade of grey - thin as a leaf...

It was a shock when he seemed to leap to life for a moment and dart around in his small hospital tank, but then, he just... stopped. It was all very sudden, and over within seconds. I realized he was no longer breathing. One last beautiful dance I suppose. :(

It was wonderful for all of you to give your kind words of encouragement. I care about all animals very deeply and have dedicated myself to them most of my life. The pets that become part of my family are loved and cherished and spoiled to pieces. I hold no limit to what I will do for them, and this guy was no exception.

I never knew I'd love a fish. Browsing this forum I have found that there are many that do, and understand the affection I found for my little rescued Betta. Thank you all for your help, it eases my pain to know that others believe I did my best.

RIP: Vegas, My flashy little casino man. I took a gamble, and definitely won having you come into my life.

I would like to adopt another fish at some point. Maybe when I am more prepared.. I'm moving in October, maybe once I'm settled I'll look for another guy that needs rescuing. Until then, I hope the best for all of you and all of your fish!! :) Take care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #26 
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Oh I am soo sorry for your lil guy..I know you are hurting, that is a terrible thing to lose a friend..I honestly shed some tears while reading what happened..I know how hard you have been trying to get him well..The time you had together will be treasured..Again..my Condolences..S~I~P..lil Vegas..You will be missed..Under the Rainbow Bridge~
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose a loved one no matter what species.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #28 
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I'm so sorry, LilMzGypsy. :( You did a great job caring for him.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #29 
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So very sorry a little piece of my heart broke too from reading all this. You did all the right things and gave this little guy all the love and right care he needed and at least he passed knowing someone was there and cared for him. There are still so many Betta out there that need someone like you when your ready. Take care !
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It was a shock when he seemed to leap to life for a moment and dart around in his small hospital tank, but then, he just... stopped. It was all very sudden, and over within seconds. I realized he was no longer breathing.
This is -exactly- how my beloved Sid Fishus passed, after a long illness.

I'm so sorry you lost him. But at least he got to know kindness and care..

I hope you find another betta to love and enjoy.
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