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Old 09-23-2012, 01:49 AM   #1 
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How soon is too soon?

TDP passed away last night and I was wondering how long I should wait until I get another one
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:58 AM   #2 
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Well that's a tuff one. It really depends on you. Some people take longer to grieve. There is no set time.

I recently had my betta Blue Jay pass but decided immediately to get another one. I loved my little buddy but to stare at his tank with no life in it would have depressed me more. I was more than willing to rescue another betta from my local pet store and provide a new home and a better quality of life.

My condolences on the passing of your betta.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:02 AM   #3 
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Well that's a tuff one. It really depends on you. Some people take longer to grieve. There is no set time.

I recently had my betta Blue Jay pass but decided immediately to get another one. I loved my little buddy but to stare at his tank with no life in it would have depressed me more. I was more than willing to rescue another betta from my local pet store and provide a new home and a better quality of life.

My condolences on the passing of your betta.
That's what I usually do, but I don't have the strength to replace him yet.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #4 
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oh no D: not TDP! what happened?
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:11 AM   #5 
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oh no D: not TDP! what happened?
I have no idea, he was happy yesterday and a few hours ago. I went to feed him and he was dead.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:12 AM   #6 
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Take your time. Your heart will tell you when the time is right to get another one.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #7 
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I'm so sorry about your buddy!

My first girl, Delilah passed yesterday :( I cried about it, and I buried her in the garden, and then I disinfected her tank for someone else. No reason to let a perfectly nice, heated 3 gallons of water sit vacant, I guess. But when I was turning on all the fish lights this morning, I went to her tank to say Good Morning to her, and them remembered she wasn't in there :'(
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #8 
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Aw
such sad stories D:
I'm sure the tank is waiting for another fish that needs a great home. And TDP's legacy will live on

I'm a little concerned about his sudden death though. he was in a divided right? how's the tank mate?
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such sad stories D:
I'm sure the tank is waiting for another fish that needs a great home. And TDP's legacy will live on

I'm a little concerned about his sudden death though. he was in a divided right? how's the tank mate?
I took out Big momma after I had another tank available. She is fine and I think it was old age that killed him
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #10 
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i'd say the only real requirements would be if you can afford to buy a new one, and determining the cause of the old one's death. a lot of stuff is highly contagious, and if you put a new betta in a tank that just recently killed another one, you could end up passing it along to the next guy.
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