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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Rest in Peace Blue

Today during a weekly water change and planed tank cleaning I found my 8 month old Blue and Yellow mustard gas laying on the bottom of his tank. It looked like he had been dead for about a day. He had been getting very reclusive the past few weeks but was eating when food was dropped in front of him. He didn't seem to have any other problems except not wanting any attention. Like I said he was still eating up until this morning when he never came out of the plants.

I know it happens and there is nothing you can do to stop it. The water parameters were spot on and the temp in the tank was 78.8 degrees. Ph was low at 6.8 but it has always been at that.

I'm very sorry to see him go. he was a very pretty little guy.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 04:38 PM
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So sorry for your loss, he was a beautiful boy. Swim in peace, Blue!

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I am very sorry u had to say goodbye to him. He was really beautiful!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 08:48 PM
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I am so sorry! I know how much you care about your betta and the excellent care you take of them. He had a great life with you.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 10:36 PM
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Sorry you lost Blue after choosing him out of all those other bettas, I know that must be extra awful.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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It's very hard to say good by to any pet. He gave my wive and I great pleasure. He will always live in memories. I took his tank completely down cleaning every thing in it. I washed out the sand and made sure there is nothing left in it, The plants were thinned out and the algae on the leaves was rubbed off and replanted. The filter was emptied and the media was thrown out. the filter it's self was cleaned with vinegar and rinsed for over an hour in extremely high heat. I have the tank in cycle again and have removed some of the agate in case there was dye in them. (I really don't think it was that but just in case It was taken out). Russell and I have been talking back and forth on his death and both have come to the conclusion that sometimes it just happens.

Thank you all for your kindness. Blue was a very special little guy for me.
I have not been idle since I cleaned his tank and I have put out some calls for a very specific new betta. I hope by the end of the month I will hear for my sources and have a new member of the heard.

My last purchase of Cal. My big blue HM who I refer to as my big blue marble is doing so well in his 10 gallon with his tank mates and is always looking over my shoulder while I work on the computer. It's either that or he's begging for food. LOL he has gotten to now almost 3 inches in body alone and he rules his tank.

Just wonder what the next one will be like.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 11:57 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss! Losing a pet is never easy... Sending out good thoughts to you and your wife for peace & healing and speedy success in finding your next finned buddy.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 08:36 PM
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Oh dear, I was so saddened to hear of the sudden/unexpected loss of your sweet blue/yellow betta fish Especially since the water conditions were so good and he was only 8 months old. Mine is 3 months old but I still worry about him every day as anything could happen to them. I am sure he was so happy to have you as his owner even for a short time. R.I.P. little Blue xoxo
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 09:52 PM
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@Old Dog 59 I just stumbled on this and am sorry for the inexplicable loss of Blue. I know your Betta get expert care and what happened makes no sense. :/

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