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  1. #1

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 

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    I am a real lover of betta fish, and do my best to give them good lives. But lately my betta swarm has been shrinking. I only have 5 bettas left, when I used to have 13.

    Arrow, my energetic double tail, was a victim of the summer heat. The temperature in my room spiked to 35 degrees C, even with two fans. The problem is that my window is five feet up the wall and not very big, so the cool air from the fan blows well above everything, and Arrow's tank was almost directly below it. Despite my adding cool water the water temperature was spiking to 93 degrees F in his tank, and I lost him

    My prized red female, Lady Ruby, had some sort of growth or swelling in her abdomen, and no amount of peas or careful water maintenance seemed to help. I could only watch helplessly as whatever it was burst through her sides and killed her.

    I still don't know what happened to Shadow, my chocolate round tail. There wasn't a mark on him. I found him floating on his back the day after his tank had been cleaned.

    Sunstreaker, my feisty gold crowntail, succumbed to old age. He was 3.

    Now, I only have Lady Emerald (brown and blue-green veiltail female), Obsidian (black lace super delta plakat), Rainbow (fancy tricolor crowntail-double tail mix), Ember (orange dalmatian veiltail), and Comet (pale pink delta tail) left. Comet is showing all the signs of betta old age, so I don't think he'll be with me for much longer.

    It's really depressing, losing my finbabies And very discouraging when they get sick and there is nothing I can do to save them.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    Sorry to hear about all your losses - we all lose fish/pets and it's not fun.

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    Its hard sitting watching and not being able to do anything to even make things easier for them.

    You better stay away from the longer lived fish - the way you get attached to bettas, you'd feel even worse losing a fish you kept for 10+ yrs.

  4. #4

    Join Date
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    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 
    Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thanks so much for everything. - metweezer Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass 

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    Maybe if you list the tank sizes, equipment, maintenance schedule, what you feed them and how often we can help figure out what is happening so it doesn't happen in the future.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    Sorry for your losses.

    Larger tanks are adviseable to avoid sudden and extreme temperature shifts like that.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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  6. #6

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    10,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 It is a delight to see you! - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! - Anders247 T.G.I.F. - cm12setx TGIF, you are sorely missed! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy 3 year anniversary - fishmommie Happy Anniversary to the BEST terta guy I know! - Taurus Happy 3rd! - Rue No Message - Boundava For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava 
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    I'm sorry for your losses, I know from your post's how much you care for your Betta's.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    Sorry to hear of your loss...thoughts and prayers coming your way.
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  8. #8

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
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    *hugs Cy tightly*
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    1: Planted Betta Tank 1, Grimsby (male betta)
    2: Planted Betta Tank 2
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    Hey Cyberra, sorry to hear about your losses. I know you love your Bettas. Thoughts and prayers heading out your way.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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    Happy Easter - fishmommie You stumped me! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 5,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58 
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    So sorry about your beloved bettas. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
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