Hi guys, I apologize for being away for so long. I have been in California for longer than anticipated due to work. I am extremely sad to report Clare has passed away... here is her memorial page- http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....37#post3880137
She will get a proper burial once I return home. In other news I hear from my room mate, every single other remaining female is doing wonderfully together, eating healthy and the aquarium is doing great. No nipping, fin rot or anything else which is good to hear with the new girl. I should be home by the 20th which is two days before my birthday.
Since this was such a devastating blow to my betta keeping, it made me consider a lot of things. But I am pretty sure I am going to continue betta keeping and continue with my sorority. Death is an imminent force for everyone and everything, and just part of it. It just hit especially hard because she was my first one, and we've been through so much together. When I get home I will most likely add some more females because the tank is down to four females (but like I said, all getting along fine), as well as some otto's.