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Old 12-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #1 
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Unhappy RIP Red

I did everything I could to prevent losing Red. Apparently what I did wasn't enough. He was suffering from Ich. I was not educated about quarantining new fish before you put them in with your fish you already had and I bought a Pleco from Petsmart. Apparently it had Ich and brought it to my tank and infected MY fish! So I took the pleco back and they gave me a refund and said they'd treat that fish blah blah blah. I started treating Red for his Ich with heat and aquarium salt. It's only been a few days since I started treating him. I guess it was too overwhelming for his body. I had him for almost 4 years! He will be greatly missed.


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Old 12-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #2 
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Red was a lovely fish, and you tried your very best.... Rest in Peace, Red...
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #3 
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What a gorgeous guy... so sorry about him... he looks like he had a long and happy life RIP Red
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:45 AM   #4 
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I;m sorry, you did what you could and gave him a nice loving home. <3
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:37 PM   #5 
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Aw... I'm sorry. =( What a gorgeous little dude.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #6 
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oh no, i'm so sorry! but i'm glad you posted this, it's a good reminder that new fish should always be quarintined, i'm just sorry that it turned out like this. i'm sure he lived a very nice life!
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:36 PM   #7 
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I'm so sorry. Don't blame yourself for not knowing, maybe he was just plain old. Bettas average lifespan is between 3-5 years, but only if taken proper care of. You made it into the proper care years! Besides, he was with you for 4 years, but was he 4 years old? Maybe he was 5 or even 6! So, maybe ick was part of it, but he was an old Betta so don't blame yourself. He got a good home for the majority of his life.
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