OKay I will start.
When I first started university I was pretty depressed and lonely as I am quite shy and it is not easy for me to make friends. I was fortunately allowed to have pets...I set forth to the petstore looking for the perfect first dorm room pet. I thought a fish would be great! This is when I found my very first betta....Shinigami! I snatched him quickly, he was so stunning. I bought a 0.5 gal betta starter tank and off I went. From that day on I spoiled him SO MUCH...he was my company and my bestest roomie! He loved attention and I would take him and set him beside the TV when I wasn't studying, I think the moving pictures and colors amused him. If anyone else came near he would flare, but not at me, strange how bettas seem to recognize their owners. Every weekend I went home, and I spoiled him so much that I took him with me...He didn't mind the drive it was only a half an hour. I couldn't leave him behind!
That summer I took him home with me and was planning a bigger tank for him...and that's when the tragedy hit. I left him with my grandmother to look after because I had to go away. She had experience with fish before, but when she changed the water it turned out the tap water in my town was not good that week and even with treatment it was not suitable for fish. My grandmother didn't know and unfortunately changed the water for her fish and mine. I got home and he was very ill, I was so sad. He passed away the next day, but I will never forget my very first betta! I even still have his tank :)
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