A couple of months ago I got a beautiful white betta fish with blue stripes from PetCo. Sadly it wasn't until recently that I realized that he was sick when I bought him. The fin rot had progressed too far and he died today. This weekend I was away at the ACC championship with the Marching Chiefs and when I got back I looked in his bowl and saw he was laying on his side. When he saw me though he started trying to swim. My roommate said she had been trying to get him to move all day, but he wouldn't come out from under the heater. This is why Francis is awesome. He used his last spurt of energy swimming around the tank for me for about five minutes before he finally settled down on the bottom again.
RIP Francis, you will be missed.