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Old 08-23-2011, 01:20 AM   #1 
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RIP Curly :(

I recently bought my new Crown Tail, commonly known in our house as Curly. He was in a divided tank with my Veiltail, Sid, who is very calm and chilled out. Curly however was not and flared a lot and was constantly looking for a fight.

I have just ordered a specially made canopy because I was scared he was going to jump out the tank - the man at the store said he had never known a Betta to jump...but i dropped the water level in case and i'm expecting the canopy to be ready on the weekend.

Last night I came home, got ready to feed them all and couldnt see Curly...he often stayed deep in his pot which is dark inside and I oftened battled to see him. I went into panic mode when i couldnt see him...

Curly sadly had jumped to a horrible death just days before the canopy arrived and I am feeling SO guilty about it. He was imported from Thailand to South Africa and this is how it ended. I could think of nothing worse :(

I presume in his excitement and flaring he leaped and missed and I was not home to rescue him. Big tears and a sad night for me.

RIP my sweet boy, you are sorely missed and will never be replaced
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #2 
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awww, I am so sorry for your loss
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:00 AM   #3 
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Me too :( I was upset last night seeing his tank empty :(
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #4 
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I'm so sorry for your loss :[ I'm sure he was a very happy betta and well taken care of <3
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:07 PM   #5 
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Im so Sorry. My sister lost her fish to a sickness last month. She had him for 8 months. Her first fish!

Rest In Peace dear Comet!! <3
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RIP Curly
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:26 AM   #6 
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I thought about it last night...he had no outward signs of disease or anything noticable, but he didnt have a very good appetite. My other male and even my females go into feeding frenzy mode when they know im feeding them, but he hardly bothered.

Perhaps something internal was out - im not sure if he jumped in a suicidal way or if it was accidental. Either way im very sad about it :(
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #7 
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I'm sorry about Curly :( We can't know what makes them do something like projectile out of their tanks.

RIP fishy.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #8 
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Im sorry :( i feel your pain, my norbert passed this morning, last night he jumped out of the tank and i wasnt in my room alot last night so i dont know how long he was out of the tank :( i also guess he landed on the coffee table his tank is one because there was some water on it where it was dry before.
I cried alot and still feel like if i walk in my room he will be there and greet me.
Hang in there kristin *hugs*
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:03 AM   #9 
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Sorry MaggieLynn :( I never knew I could be so upset over a fish but I get really attached to them because they are all so unique with their own personalities.

I searched so long and hard for this boy as well because they are hard to find in SA...he was imported from Thailand so he was really special to me.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:21 PM   #10 
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I know! I cried alot when I lost norbert. They are so different from each other. If you have a couple at a time you can really tell. Its alil easier for me to find bettas because there are 3 pet stores and 2 fish stores in my city, But I dont buy if i dont get a feeling. Its like i just know which fish is meant for me. I hope you can find another special boy to give lots of love to!
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