TLDR: one of my bettas (a female) just died, was it too soon to replace her with a (possible) giant male DT? What are the specifications for a giant betta? How large do they have to be, to qualify for that distinction?
Smokey (a steelblue VT? female) had passed away 48hrs ago...... and today, on a trip to a LPS, I saw the first DT betta irl!!!!!!! (I was pretty excited!!!) This petstore had at least 2 DTs, but this green guy looked much bigger than any of the other bettas on the shelf!!
I am excited! But....... am also greatly saddened at the loss of Smokey...... She was my favourite betta, she was a fantastic jumper and definitely had such a unique/cute personality!!!!! She was with me for 7 mths and succummed to her illness in a matter of days :S Can finrot automatically = dropsy within 2 wks? I didn't rly have time to even combat the finrot :( I feel extremely guilty.. I literally watched her disintegrate in front of my eyes :*( I would never wish such a torturous/elongated death on any living creature!!!! Anyway..
Do you think it was too soon to "replace" her? I don't think it was so much of a replacement as it was to further my love of bettafish.......... @_@ But then again...... I tend to make many spontaneous decisions w/o thinking twice about it. However, I am responsible enough to try to take care of my wetfriends though!!!!
What are the specifications for a GIANT betta anyway? How large do they have to be, to qualify for that distinction?