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Old 06-29-2010, 07:44 AM   #1 
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*Sigh.* Len is gone.

I'm really upset about this..He was my favorite and most beautiful betta..I planned on breeding him once I found a suitable girl, and now he's gone out of nowhere. Not only that, I spent so much money to get him shipped here.

He was perfectly fine two nights ago. I fed him, his 2 gal tank was clean (cleaned it Saturday night) and he ate his food happily. I honestly admit that I didn't check on my fish last night because I was exhausted and just kind of flopped into bed, but I didn't think this would happen.

I think I need to get my water tested, because this is the second sudden death I've had recently. I took a picture, because I wanted to ask if anyone knows what the odd discoloration to his stomach and gills might be..Maybe it's a clue to something? : http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/e...GFX/riplen.png

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Old 06-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #2 
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I'm so sorry about Len. I have no idea what the discoloration could be from. I hope someone can shed some light on it for you.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #3 
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Thanks Dramaqueen. =) I hope so, too, although I noticed something tonight while cleaning his tank to make room for a new boy.

Despite it being brand new, one of the plants in his tank had a piece of wire exposed and it was rusting. I wonder if maybe that could have leached something poisonous into the water..I'm going to throw it out just to be safe.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #4 
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It could be. I'd get rid of it too, if it were me.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #5 
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Im sorry R.I.P Len.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:03 PM   #6 
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I think there should be a fourm to post death of bettas, R.I.P Len may you rest peacfully
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:58 PM   #7 
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Woah Woah Woah, do you mean the silvery color on his stomach and gils with that dark spot just around the under of the gills?
Phoxly and I had the same question!
This is definitely weird.
And from what I had heard, (on here at least) Len was a gorgeous, happy, healthy fish.
I am so sorry this happened.
I hope it gets solved soon.
Mine has the silvery discoloration as well but he's doing fine atm.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #8 
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well it looks like he may have gotten poked on the metal and if it was poisonous that would explain the rapid passing of your fish i thin kit was a good idea to get rid of that piece of decor... i would also advise while cleaning that you use a 50/50 vinegar/water solution and then let it air dry for a day or two...
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:52 PM   #9 
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So sorry about Len. He was such a beauty and he was one of m favorites out of your fish. May he rest in peace.
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