Rest in peace, Old Girl
I just found my 9 year old australian bow, Old Girl, by the filter intake. She was alive this morning, she must have died early this afternoon.
Poor girl. She wasn't sick, I think old age finally got to her. She was looking pretty rough over the past several months. I wonder if maybe the younger bosemans gave her a bit more time; she livened up a lot when I got them a year ago.
I had her longer than I've been married. I'm sad, she was one tough fish.
She'll be buried in a special place in the flower beds around the house.
1 - 55 gallon planted community
3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.