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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:13 PM
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RIP Fireball

RIP Fireball...old age or not...enought already. This is Fireball a beautiful Betta fish rescued from the toilet..no kidding...he was 4 1/2 years old...The last few days he refused to eat and stopped making bubblesI took him out of the aquarium and placed him in a shallow bowl so that he could still come to the surface for some air...he seemed to be ok last night, but I guess it just wasn't enough.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:35 PM
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I'm so sorry
He was a gorgeous Beta
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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:24 PM
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What a gorgeous boy you were privileged to share your life with cpietra. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 02:24 PM
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What a beautiful Betta boy...so sorry for your loss
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:34 PM
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What a gorgeous fish,so very sorry cpietra...
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:57 PM
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What a beautiful fish Cpietra16! RIP...
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I think he's the prettiest betta I've ever seen, cpietra! I'm sorry for your loss

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Wow, 4 1/2 years? I think that is the longest I've ever heard of one living and I've had betta fish my whole life! little guy... I love these fish, so much personality. I always will have them as long as I have cats, the tank is on the lowest level of the TV stand thing at my house so my cats can play with my betta, it is so funny.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 06:42 AM
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thank you all for your condolences... I never had Betta's so I wasn;t sure how long they could live for, but he had a great home with his little Tetra pal who I think seems to miss him...(ok, I know I am now giving him a human emotion) anyway, my son wanted him buried in the garden next to his friend, Blue who we lost a year ago.
Now I have a ten gallon tank with one tetra, two bottom suck up green slim fish (sorry don't know names)...I think I may have to get tetra a friend so that he can swim with pals....
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:17 AM
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I'm so sorry Cpietra for you and his little buddy the tetra. Someday you will have to share with us his rescue story.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Oh wow, you were able to keep him with other fish? You had a VERY unusual betta! To live that long, survive what he did and to like other fish? Awesome!
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 07:35 AM
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Oh wow, you were able to keep him with other fish? You had a VERY unusual betta! To live that long, survive what he did and to like other fish? Awesome!
Kathryn, the lady at the fish store suggested a tetra because of their size...no threat. I just went along with it. I wanted to give him company...and yes, I know I am giving them the "human" trait again. Anyway, I will be adding more tetras soon so that the the little one left has a school to hang out with , if that is the proper term?
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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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Fireball was very handsome for sure.....And I bet that your tetra would really enjoy
some new buddies to "school" with.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM
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It's o.k. to have 1 beta in a community tank. You just cannot have 2 betas together cause they'll kill each other.

We have a couple neon & lemon tetras but also a Danio that's pushing 11 years old!

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Old April 25th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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well I added three more neon tetras to the tank to keep the other tetra from bordom...and unfortunately I added another betta and it promptly died the next day..ofcourse the lady warned me that I was getting the most pathetic looking betta they had....how could I not!!!! I knew it would die if it did not get out of that little tea cup they called a bowl... at least it swam in a bigger place for 24 hours before I found him anyway, I will go back and maybe get one that is healthier...
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Sorry about the new betta!
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