I'm not one to believe in spiritual type things... but I had to share this story. I think you betta lovers would appreciate it....
So last week on Tuesday, I lost my favorite betta fish. He had been sick for a while (he had a tumor) and it slowly wore him down over a couple of months. I'd had him for over 2 years, so he could've just been the natural end of his life since he was probably almost a year when I got him.
I was very in love with him, so you can imagine I was upset about his passing. He died on Tuesday and I buried him in my backyard Tuesday night.
The next day at work, I went out to pick up my lunch (I work in NYC). As I am walking back to the office with my lunch, I spot a Petco betta container placed off to the side on the sidewalk! (There is a Petco a few doors down). At first I just figured someone had bought some marimo moss balls or anubias plants and threw out the container, but upon closer inspection, I noticed a fish moving in the container! Someone had abandoned a betta fish on the street! Inside the container was a beautiful white opal male fish.
At first I was hesitant to take in a new fish so soon after my other fish died... I wanted a little break. But then I figured it was an omen. I was having such a terrible day ... and this little guy popped up and I had to change my mood.
So strange how life happens. Some people actually don't believe my story because it's so bizarre... who finds an abandoned fish on the sidewalk?? and who finds it the day after their favorite fish died?! And the fish is pure white!
Here he is pictured below.. in perfect condition too. I decided to name him Casper... bc he's like a little ghost.. but a good ghost!
he'll be moving into a 5 gallon tank soon.. this is just his temporary 2.5 gallon spot