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Old 02-24-2011, 03:46 PM   #11 
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Oh no, I'm so sorry! Don't beat yourself up though, we've all made mistakes. I lost 4 guppies and 2 bettas to Ich because I never cleaned the tank with soap and switched out the gravel after the first fish in the tank got Ich and died. I didn't even know it was Ich until the 6th fish died. But I didn't give up, and now I own 3 bettas, and it would be 4 but I gave one betta to my brother. They are all very healthy and happy. Don't give up!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #12 
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Amandie, something similar to that has happened to all of us. As someone already said, we just learn from our mistakes and become better people because of it. You are a good betta parent. The best prescription - go adopt another betta. It really will make you feel better to care for something and it will be an opportunity to use all your equipment and make a happy home for a little fish who needs a good life!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #13 
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The best prescription - go adopt another betta. It really will make you feel better to care for something and it will be an opportunity to use all your equipment and make a happy home for a little fish who needs a good life!
This is really good advice. When Ganymede died I didn't think I was ready for another fish yet. But it was really hard to look at the empty space on the counter where his tank used to be, so I decided to start looking for another fish. I still miss Ganymede, but having another fish to take care of has really helped me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #14 
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i agree!
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:58 PM   #15 
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Accidental deaths are always the hardest. Once, years back, I noticed the water was a little cold in my Betta tank so I turned it up and fell asleep. When I woke up my fish was cooked. The water temp had to be at least 100 degrees. I felt soo bad. I still do. But I try to keep that mistake in my mind as a learning tool to make sure I am extra alert with their temps. That is all you can really do.
I am sorry for your loss. I wish these things never happened.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #16 
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Sorry for your loss :( At least he is in Fishy Heaven eating all the blood worms he wants.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #17 
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Accidental deaths are always the hardest. Once, years back, I noticed the water was a little cold in my Betta tank so I turned it up and fell asleep. When I woke up my fish was cooked. The water temp had to be at least 100 degrees. I felt soo bad. I still do. But I try to keep that mistake in my mind as a learning tool to make sure I am extra alert with their temps. That is all you can really do.
I am sorry for your loss. I wish these things never happened.
thank you sooooooooooo much for your support that meant so much to me to hear that! i really needed to hear that you knew what i was going through. thanks to all you guys!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:27 AM   #18 
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It's okay, mistakes happen. You've learned from it, and even though you can't go back in time, you can help from making the same mistake in the future. So sorry for your loss, though. It's never easy losing a friend, especially if you consider it your fault.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #19 
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Well I am glad that my experince can at least make someone feel a little better. :)
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