So I had been out of the betta scene for a little over a year. I had fifteen betta's at one time, but slowly one by one they passed away and I really loved all my fish, so I just decided to take a break after loosing them. Recently though I moved out from my parents to transfer to a university and I had the itch again to have another betta, so I bought myself a cute little female.
However, I have always, always, ALWAYS wanted a yellow Betta. I saw one once four years ago, but at the time my family and I were in the process of getting ready to move and my mother discouraged me from buying it. At the time I had only one betta and was new to betta keeping, so I had no idea how rare bright yellow bettas were. I've seen them on Aquabid but I have never been able to afford them, so for four years since then I have searched every Petco and Petsmart for one and going crazy when I've seen people on here find a yellow betta in a store and I have never been close. But a week ago I thought FINALLY! My friend who lives two hours from me and works at Petsmart messages me that she found a sharpie yellow Betta. I was a bit skeptical, for Ive seen pale yellow bettas and thought she meant one of those and was over excited, but she sends me a picture and by a utter miracle it was a ultra bright yellow male betta!
So I ask her if she can buy the fish and the supplies, and I'll pay her back. Spring break was in two weeks so I told her Id drive down during spring break and pick him up and she said sure. So she took him home and set everything up for him, but she mentioned to me that he seemed sick, that he was very listless and didn't want to eat. Ive dealt with betta's like that before though so I figured some clean warm water and proper care would perk him up...
She called me today to say she came home and he was dead : ( FOUR YEARS! Four years I have searched relentlessly and I finally find this elusive yellow betta and he dies?! Ugh, I am SO heart broken! Just one week and a half more and I could have gotten him, I mean at least to have seen him up close even if only for a little! Life hates me apparently : (