I don't know. I guess it is possible they both might have some type of immune system problem or something. To be totally honest, and don't think I am weird (even tho I am) Pencil always seemed a little bit to me like he had a form of fish down syndrome. He was shaped differently than my other bettas, his head was just always bigger... and he seemed really dopey... Bettas are supposed to be happy, nommy, active guys and he was always slow. I was really disappointed that he was howver he was because I don't feel like he was the same fish portrayed in the breeder photo. The fish in the photo was strong and healthy looking. He has never seemed healthy to me, even though nothing was obviously wrong with him until now.
The same goes for tumult and eggie unfortunately. They all seem like they are just weak. But no real signs of illness.
When I got them one had a back deformity( died), one was stunted( also died), and shorty after that one died of a Fungal Infection :/ but the other 6 seem fine......my dads paying me 10$ to mow the lawn and we might go to the LFS later :P let's see what the have for me there, muhahaha.....
Sesshomarhu seems to be my oddball fish. I think there is something wrong with him as he is always just floating mid level and STARING. He has been like that since i got him. He eats fine, he sometimes swims but most of the time he just STARES at me..all creepy like...but his little side fins are flapping a mile a minute..
Creepy stalker fish
He is one of my 3 tail bitters. The other two are a HM and a CT.