Sunday, May 20, 2012

May Twentieth

I apologize for my prolonged absence but this week was all about Mordecai Caramon Jinx (my betta). Earlier this week he got sick and was in and out of "intense fish care." He came down with fin rot and while he looked like he was going to have a full recovery, the fishmonger who he was seeing (at the aquarium where he was raised before I got him) gave him some worms and then he took a turn for the worse. He ended up getting dropsy while meant he was no longer able to fight off his previous infection.

I know that if you're following this blog, then this is probably the first time you're hearing or reading about Mordy, however he appears on the "About this Blog" page -- this blog was created on the day that I got him (or his birthday). It was a huge deal to have him since he was very young when I got him so I used to freakishly call the aquarium all the time if even the slightest thing went wrong. I'm no stranger to betta care but I hadn't ever had one this young and I wanted to take every precaution.

There's more that I could say but I wanted to keep this brief. I wanted to write about him because one of the reasons I started this blog was so that at night, I could write about things (that I really didn't know much about), while having him right nearby. I used to bring him near my laptop so that I could keep him entertained while I wrote. He was a good aquatic companion.

The pictures that you'll find of him on this blog were taken the night I got him, so he was still a little bit scared  which is probably why he stayed so still for pictures. (Also, his tummy is a bit big because we had fed him before his trip home with me).


  1. My first pet was a beta. When he died I nearly had a breakdown. So sorry about your lost.:(.

    1. Thanks. I'm happy that I was able to make his life a little bit happier while he was alive.



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