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Old 12-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #1 
Zab8
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I'm new here~

&This is my story. {I hope this is alright in this forum!}

I got my first betta Sept. 12, 2010, he was a blue and orange crowntail named Zaboo~ He passed away Dec. 22, 2012 from swim bladder problems.
This is when I first got him:
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We had a little trouble near the start, I hadn't gotten around to getting a heater right away in his 2.5 gallon, and this happened:
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We made it through that (and a little bit of anorexia! He didn't eat anything for the first 15 days), and it was a little roller coaster since then.
He had two mystery snail buddies, both passed (my fault, I don't think the water was suited for them. I might try them again, they were so much fun!)
Phillip was in his 2.5 gallon with him (see him in the back? He was a little guy):
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&Truffle was his 5 gallon buddy (she was much bigger):
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His 5 gallon broke (not with him in it, fortunately!), and he was in a 10 gallon since early this year. His tail never fully grew back (I think he bit at it!).. it always looked off but I thought he was handsome anyway~
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Well I won't show pictures of his decline, but he had problems with his swim bladder and started to sink near the end. I tried everything, but after 20 days of not eating, he passed. I looked into ways to euthanize him when he got near the end, but nothing seemed right. Knowing how stubborn he is, I felt the best way for him to go would be natural. I had him in a breeder near the top so he didn't have to use so much energy to reach the top, I made him as comfortable as I could. It was hard when he passed, but I was relieved. I was so glad he wasn't struggling anymore. He'll always have a spot in my heart. <3
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I went to the pet store yesterday expecting to find a female, but I fell in love with a really little guy labeled a Halfmoon. He looks more like a delta to me, but what got me was the white on his pelvic fins~ They looked like little barbs.. spikes! So he's my new little guy, his name is Spyke.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #2 
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Sorry for your loss!
But welcome to the forum and I hope you have a lot better luck with spyke! He looks like a delta to me too, but I don't knOw much about the difference in those two tail types.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #3 
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Yes, sorry for your loss, he was really a beautiful fish. Your second one is also a looker. The name fits him very much!
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #4 
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That was a wonderful tribute to Zaboo. SIP, little guy.... And welcome to your newest addition, Spyke. He's a beautiful color.
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