Today I lost Julius, my DTHM I just got about a month ago. I have not had bettas for a while and he was my first back into it. I felt I connection to him immediately, I felt a bond with him that I had only felt with one other betta, Abacus, who was my first betta as an adult on my own years ago.
I am still in shock, he was here one minute and gone the next. I came home today at 9pm and he was floating vertically and unresponsive. I had seen him just an hour before, he was his usual adventurous self. Flaring at the cats, zipping around the tank, inspecting his plants and begging for food. Only about two hours after I first noticed him acting weird he was dead. I still have not a clue what happened to him.
I am saddened deeply, it is all I can really say about it. I wish I had known what had happened to him. I would like to hear if anyone else has experienced this.
Swim in Peace my dear friend, I wish I could have known you longer.