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RIP - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
Rest in peace, my FishyBoy.

Last night, FishyBoy (aka BigBlue) died, after a prolonged illness. From ich to popeye to gill disease, through multiple courses of tetracycline, and ampicillin. My good boy tried to eat until 3 days ago, even when I had to drop food just in front of his mouth because he had gone blind.

He was such a personable guy. Whenever I walked anywhere near his fishtank, he'd first freeze in recognition when he first saw me, and then swim madly to the front of the tank, dashing up and down, making little gulpy motions with his mouth. He'd follow you wherever you went, not just under the feeding slot. He loved to flare at the "big bad mirror fish" (see the video below), and put on a magnificent display. He was so happy, making big bubble nests, up until his first bout with fin rot, about 6 months ago. Only little bubble nest after that was better, and in the last few months? Nothing.

I don't know when he was born, but I had him from early April 2008 until last night. He was the biggest betta I'd ever seen, at least twice the girth of any other.

He was a very special boy, the only fish who's managed to capture my heart.

Rest in peace, my FishyBoy.

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Current Location: the dining room
I feel...: sad sad
Boppin' to...: the bubbling of his empty tank

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gh_lover From: gh_lover Date: May 19th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)
he was gorgeous. we lost ours last week. probably to old age. we had put some new fish n from my brothers tank @ his house and he lived to see them get used to the new setting but died shortly after. now we have 4 new tetra fish.
rapunzel50 From: rapunzel50 Date: May 19th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwwww:( Sad:(
He is a beautiful fish and a nice one by the sounds of it. He has gone to the big fish pond in the sky - adieu *hugs*
quinn222 From: quinn222 Date: May 19th, 2009 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, he really was very beautiful.
severina2001 From: severina2001 Date: May 19th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm very sorry. He certainly was pretty!
hsifeng From: hsifeng Date: May 19th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
queenydiva From: queenydiva Date: May 19th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, I'm sorry. *pets you*
forever_frozen From: forever_frozen Date: May 19th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry, he was a beautiful fish. *Hugs*
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