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My betta passed away. It was likely old age. He was bought from walmart and also had a couple of betta diseases from the start so that probably accelerated the process. 

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28 deviants said Oh no, Bobby! I'm sorry. D:
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11 deviants said Get a cat or something. I know you want a cat. (I really do. Convince my mommy for me?)
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5 deviants said Get a new one and take better care of this one/take steps to prevent disease.
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5 deviants said I don't think you should get a new betta for a while until you learn more about betta care.
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1 deviant said IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT.
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No deviants said So what?
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No deviants said What's a betta? (HERE YOU GO: google.com/ :l)

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JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DID YOU NOT HOLD A VIKING'S FUNERAL FOR HIM???
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'M AFRAID NOT. His original mommy requested that I bury him outside and place rocks on his gravesite and find flowers for him. I decorated his grave with his aquarium rocks and put a few little spring flowers around the burial site. It was quite sad.
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JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is a sweet grave, though. Even the tiniest of creatures deserve our respect.
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Dewotts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wal Mart isn't the best place to get betta fish. They're usually not in good care already, and no matter what you do with them in home care, they just don't seem to last long.
If you have a Petco/Petsmart/etc., I'd buy another one from there.
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't buy Bobby myself; I was actually caring for him for a friend who's in college. But yes, if I get a new one it will probably come from Petco. c: Maybe I'll get a new one for my birthday next month.
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Dewotts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh I see. And that would be a good gift!! 8)
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PegiBruno Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear that ._.
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
; ^ ; <3 It'll be ok. I'm about to go have a fishie funeral. D:
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NoxxPlush Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
ALSO tell your mommy that my mommy is allergic and she still let me have a kitty (after 17 years maybe BUT STILL) u3u We just named him Benadryl to be funny about it, and that's how I got Benny. xD
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Kennaleecat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Generally Walmart isn't the best at caring for their Bettas. Also- everyone on the planet talks about how easy Bettas are to care for? Not true! Betta's are pretty sensitive to water temp, water acidity, and food types. I'm sorry I'm the one who voted you learn more. I didn't mean that offensively? I just know that, at least for me, I had to learn a lot before my fish was able to live long and healthy.
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks to my friend Austin I've learned a lot about betta care recently; but it was way too late for my fish. I feel bad since I know there are steps I could have taken that might have helped him live longer if I had known from day one. Your vote is right though; I should know everything before taking in another one.
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Kennaleecat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
; ) I don't know if you have a PetSmart near you, but that's where I got my Betta. The people there were incredibly knowledgeable and any time I had problems I could call them or bring him in and they literally were spot on helpful every time. They have a book/pamphlet that is really great to learn about water specifics. If/when you decide to get another one I wish you the best! They're really beautiful, wonderful fish and they can be pretty friendly with owners. ; )
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NoxxPlush Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, so sorry Pepper! D8 Sometimes there's just nothing you could've done to prevent it! If you feel up to it, getting a new one can kinda keep your mind occupied... I don't think of it as replacing, cause a new fishie wouldn't be Bobby, but when my budgie passed away after 12 years of having him, I was definitely glad I had just gotten my cat to distract me. <3
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might wait if it's getting another betta fish. :c I know it wouldn't be replacing but I feel like it's better to know all the details before having another one.

If my mom's bf decided to let me get a cat, that would be the best day of my life though. But he would more likely let us get a puppy first. My friend's dog had pit mix puppies a couple weeks ago and they're all very precious. I could probably convince him to let us get one of those... I'm sure a puppy would be very distracting. And life-consuming. :XD:
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NoxxPlush Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh, a puppyy! 8'D be prepared for all the crazy, hehe!
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DeathToSquishies Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWW ;3; *SQUISHES*

Our only two pets so far have both been bettas, so I know how sucky it must feel. :c Sowwy!

I hope you can get a cat though `o`
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MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My mom would probably let me get a cat, to be honest. She just doesn't have the energy to beg her boyfriend to let me keep one in his house. ;n;
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DeathToSquishies Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaafbhtbfpth ;m;
*DUMPS VIRTUAL KITTENS ON YOU TO ALLEVIATE THIS*
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