RIP No Name (aka Clint) - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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RIP No Name (aka Clint)

Iím kind of in shock.

Yesterday evening, No Name was buzzing around as usual. Eating enthusiastically.
Hottest day of the year, but that obviously didnít affect him.

This morning, he was dead.
His tummy looked Ďgently roundedí but no sign of bloat or dropsy.

Everyone else in the tank (1 nerite, 10 ember tetras, 2 amano) is flourishing, and water parameters are spot on. So is temperature.

:(

Iím not seeing any reason for his death. Maybe he was just destined to die young.

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70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 04:17 PM
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Sorry about Clint.

Sometimes they just die; no rhyme nor reason. I've had the same happen to many times to count. No warning, no symptoms.
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Here he is last week, just before a water change, after he had knocked his Ammonia Alert off. The little pest.
The hornwort was taking over! Lol.


And this was last night, sadly with him out of shot.

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 04:25 PM
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I so very sorry to hear about Clint. Sudden death in betta is something that happens and no reason can be given for it.
I know he had the very best care.
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I'm late to the party but I'm sorry for your loss. He looks like he was well taken care of.
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Thank you!

I left the tank empty (of a betta) for several weeks, and watched the other occupants (1 nerite, 2 shrimp and 10 ember tetras) like a hawk.
No sign of illness, and all perky.
Parameters fine.
So last week I saw a very handsome young betta and brought him home.
He was a bit stunned to go from 2g to 12g, but after a day of hiding he has taken ownership and is looking very happy.
So I am really hoping that Clint's death was just one of those things.
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70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.

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I'm so glad to hear this. I know when I lost Ben I had the same reaction. His tank sat empty for a long time. But has since been filled by Little Bee my Yellow and Black Mustard Gas Rose tail. Since then I have added tow more 5.5 gallon tanks, one houses my very special rescue Morry along with his tank mate Gilford Guppy. Morry is a very dark red VT. My third new tank houses Blue a Blue and yellow Mustard Gas. All three of these guys have joined Gunny my 5 year old gun metal gray Elephant Ear. I have also in the past two weeks opened a new 10 gallon that I'm still working on. I should have it finished by the end of the month just waiting on the funds to finish it.

So lets see some pictures of the new kid.
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I had a similar thing happen to my betta Sebastian. One day he was fine. And the next day he was dead. my condolences
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 07:22 PM
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Very sorry for your loss :/

It seems like this can happen to even the most experienced Betta owners and makes me wonder are Betta more prone to sudden death and/or disease? It's just so strange to hear of an apparently happy and healthy fish die for no reason. No weird behavior no symptoms just gone?

Yikes.



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