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post #551 of 597 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks LeviTheFish. He really is a character.

Saying goodbye to Gypsy was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. We had a celebration of her at the animal hospital and spent a few hours just playing with her roaming free in the clinic. She got to play with all of her favorite toys and she got to eat all of the foods dogs can't have and generally got spoiled beyond belief. Then she quietly slipped away in her bed surrounded by all of her favorite people, wrapped in her favorite blanket. It still hasn't sunk in that she's gone. I'm going to miss her so much.

Rest in Peace my beautiful Gypsy woman. Run free up there with no fear, and no fences to hold you back.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die." - Mary Elizabeth Frye

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post #552 of 597 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 12:52 PM
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Oh, that's so sad. Sorry you couldn't find anyone to take her. RIP Gypsy.

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Thanks. Its been hard. A week has almost passed and it hasnt quite hit yet.

Another sad update. Chance didnt make it. He passed away yesterday. I dont know what happened. He was improving slowly. Still refusing food but i figured hes been sick recently he didnt feel like eating yet and ive had new fish go a month or so before eating.

Started new job this week. So far I like it. Though i havent done much with the animals yet as its been all safety training.
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Big update day i guess lol its been a while.

Still missing Gypsy so much. Got her ashes on Friday so she finally got to come home. Im not sure if im going to keep them or spread them somewhere at some point. Right now it doesnt feel right to part with them. Im not ready yet i guess.

Lost Zazu. He succumbed to his self imposed vegetarian lifestyle. Could not get him to eat his betta pellets or flakes or bloodworms, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, daphnia, etc. he just wanted the algae wafers for the pleco.

So Bellatrix moved into the 10g he was in. So far doing good with the pleco which surprises me. I wasnt sure how it would go as she was the queen bee in the sorority at petco.

The little stormy hmpk that i got after 6 months of watching him finally has a name. His name is Kai. No idea what it means or why i picked it. It just came to me and stuck.

Lucius (white marble hmpk) has started to slowly marble. Excited to see how he turns out.

Zero (white hm) basically chewed his whole tail off. -_- only left about a centimeter or so. But i have come to expect it from long finned fish.

Merlin (mg vt)is adapting well to the 5 gallon. Hes my new what the crap do you want to be happy fish. Does not like low filter currents. Does not like high currents. Does not like sponge filters. Doesnt like no filter. Doesnt like 2 gallon tanks. Doesnt like 3 gallon tanks. Tolerates 5 gallons. Hates when the light is on too long. Or not on long enough. Silly fish.

In other news. Meet Jasper! I cant let a tank sit empty and i had petco rewards cash that was expiring. So meet my little blue butterfly.
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If I remember correctly, Kai means “Wild” but I’ve also seen something like ‘Kai Kai’ meaning “Ocean”. :) I demand pics of this boy-with-the-same-name-as-my-fish immediately!

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post #556 of 597 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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lol he's the fourth picture on my last post. Jasper is the butterfly, Kai is the greyish? (if anyone has any idea on his actual color please enlighten me lol) and Lucius is the marble white boy.

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Oooh, derp! They weren't showing up on my phone but now that I'm on a computer they are. He's adorable <3 Not sure on color though. Possibly something like Steel Blue (heavy irid?). Lucius looks like a Cello version of Levi before he marbled... To almost solid blue.... /sigh/ Loving the butterfly pattern on Jasper.

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Thanks, poor guy was passed up so much at the store, me included in that unfortunately. He's perked up so much and is really coming out of his shell.

I'm expecting Jasper to go completely blue. I've learned not to get too attached to colorations. I love his butterfly banding but the royal blue is my favorite color so at least it's a good color he'll turn.

Lucius is exciting. I love watching them marble. When I expect them to. Unlike Blaine who was never supposed to marble -_-. For those new people to this journal who hasn't seen it all yet, Blaine was my platinum HMPK male who marbled to royal blue and then back to white before he died. Also for those of you who do not know me, Platinum white is one of my dream colors on a betta. (hence my platinum white EEHM, Zero). I was not expecting him to change and then bam he's blue. Ask my roommates at the time, I was a very unhappy person. We started referring to marbling drastically as Blaine-ing. And if they marble back to their original color we called it Enialb-ing.

Lucius looks like he's going to go through a koi phase. He's got red, black, and even some blues showing up. Wonder if he'll pull a Calcifer and turn brown.
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You know you’ve been in the hobby a long time when you can say things like “pull a Calcifer” and “Enialb-ing”, lol.

/autocorrect is being a pain tonight, apparently “Blaine” backwards isn’t a word! Who wodda thunk?!/
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So you know how I''ve said I was going to stop buying fish? And you know how that is failing me lately? Well....it failed me again....

Backstory. I work with fish people (like good fish people-I know I'm geeking out too). Well one of those is a betta hobbyist and has a sorority tank as well as a few males. We were talking yesterday while taking cardboard out and we started talking about BettaWorld in St.Paul and I mentioned how much I missed The Betta Shop...

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THE BETTA SHOP IS BACK! Under new ownership and a new name but IT's BACK! Now called Tamed Waters. The new owner and Tony are friends. I was reminded just how much I LOVED it. Rearranged a bit but it is beautiful inside. They had so many beautiful fish! Not just bettas either, Discus, some crayfish, and some other fish as well. THey had wild betta smaragdina male and females.

Ok back to the point of the story lol. Sorry I could go into a 20 page thing of this shop. Missed it so much! BettaWorld is good but they don't have a lot of variety that I've seen personally and you could easily be there for a long time before anyone acknowledges your presence. Tamed Waters/The Betta Shop the owner (I didn't get his name unfortunately) was immediately engaging with customers and even pointed out some of his own favorites from the lot.

Ok now really, back to the point. You all know Platinum whites are one of my favorite betta colors. They had two. A male and a female. Both gorgeous fish, great form. Watching them flare out noticed the male's beard was blood red. I figured it would be safe to assume he'd marble out to red. I walked around a bit and kept looking through the bettas, but kept going back to the female. Just so adorably grumpy.

So...everyone I would like you to meet Kayley.
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