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    Oh dear.. Good luck, I hope he comes out of hiding soon.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    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.
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    Still no sign of Beastie by land or sea. I'm already missing the pretty blue flash of his fins and have a feeling they're gone for good. The suspected feline seems particularly smug but that might just be me projecting.

    Any advice on where to go from here? Can bettas disappear for days at a time in their tank and still show up alive and well or should I accept his untimely demise and move on?

    I'd like to get another betta if he's gone but should I do that right away or wait until the tank is cycled? Should I just get another one from the pet store? Order online? Is anyone familiar with betta breeders in Maryland or surrounding areas? Should I start another topic since this one has stretched on for so long? Just joking on that last one(unless it really has). Thanks again for all your advice and patience guys.

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    I think if it were my fish I would start gently removing things from the tank and look for him. I have never heard of a betta disappearing for days and have it end well, but you never know.

    If the fish is gone I would finish they cycle with ammonia and wait to get more fish for the tank.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    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.
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    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    Hope you find Beastie. I agree with mommy1's post. And also add a glass top to keep feline paws out (if that's what happened).
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    agree with the above, kittys and open top tanks with fish are just too tempting
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    I love my cats but would never trust them around an open fish tank :o(
    I'd also do as mommy1 suggested - poke around in the tank a bit and move some things to see if he's died and is still in there or is simply hiding/
    fingers crossed for a good outcome :o (
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    We have a tank in the living room with two old goldfish and a small koi(we'll be putting him in a pond once winter passes) that is open. The cats seem to love aquarium flavored water and will crouch above the tank to watch the fish or chase them across the front of it. But they've never actually gone down in the water after them. All the same, I will definitely get a glass cover for the tank.

    I followed your suggestion Mommy1 and started to move things around. It didn't take long to find Beastie down at the bottom of the tank. It appears to be natural causes which isn't too surprising because he had been acting even more sluggish than ever yesterday morning. But it's still disappointing. I guess I'll just focus on getting the tank cycled and look into acquiring a new betta after.

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    so sorry about Beastie. You certainly did everything you could to help him. I suspect he was ill from the beginning.
    If it makes you feel better, I've had 3 bettas and never had any issues. So there are good ones out there. If you want another, give it a try. Look for the smallest ones. IMO that means they haven't been in the 'system' as long as the larger ones and may be healthier. someone may disagree but I've always done that and it's worked. It's also fun watching them grow.
    again, sorry
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    So sorry about Beastie. You did your best. Fishless cycle your tank, then try again.
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    Sorry to read about your fish. Losing fish always sucks. You never know what you are going to get health-wise when you buy a betta from the lfs, some live some don't.This is why I can't advocate buying fish from cups.The horrible shipping and storing methods of betta can really take its toll on the health of the animal and it will only stop when we stop buying them. They are great fish with a lot of personality and if you choose to get another betta, please find a good breeder, either in your area or online.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    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.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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