He passed this morning. I found him lying on his side, not breathing, when I woke up. I have him in a box in the freezer until I can get to the place where I am going to bury him. I know a lot of people flush them, but I just couldn't bring myself to do that to him. It's going to be very strange here without him. Psusennes is doing fairly well, munching everything in sight, but still a bit lazy. He will be in the hospital tank until I see significant new growth.
I know many will not be surprised, but I did go look at bettas today. One young crowntail was doing his best to get my attention and is now on hold while I think about things and get the tank cleaned thoroughly. He is a double ray crowntail like Ramesses was, but unlike another crowntail boy at the store who was the exact same color, he is a metallic so the color is quite different. He followed my finger and was very active so I have a lot to think about, some of it being happy thoughts at least. When Ramesses flared, he came within a few degrees of 180 so he was a super delta crowntail and a very special little boy. Here are a couple of pictures of him taken during his first 6 months at home. This was before I got the 5.5 gallon divided tank for my boys.
Last edited by RillC; 05-23-2013 at 05:10 PM.