My first betta - Haldir. I only had him for about a year and a half, but I cannot count how many times he lifted my mood and generated a laugh or a smile when I really needed it. This morning, he gave up his fight with an opportunistic protozoan called Epistylis. Some would say he is only a fish, but he was so much more than that to me. I surprise myself - I've shed many tears this day, missing him painfully.
So, rest well my little friend, and I'll see you again somewhere, someday.