My beautiful red VT guy decided it was time, without even telling me.
He was acting as he'd always acted - was flarey and eating well. And then this morning he was laying on the surface of the water, as still as can be. I'd never seen him not moving one way or another.
Adric was the kind of betta who was constantly moving, flaring, giving silly little tailwiggles when he saw me. He may have looked a little strange with that small ventral that never seemed to grow any longer. His tail had been eaten in the beginning, but it grew glorious and full. Adric was at his peak. He knew he was beautiful, I would always tell him he was and he would strut around like he owned the place. There were times when I would praise him and he looked at me like he understood.
I loved him so much . . . . my One Finned Wonder <3 <3 <3 <3
Goodbye, pretty one.