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Old 04-12-2019, 10:16 PM
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20 year old fish

Just lost my marine beta, my girlfriend, now wife. Bought me this fish when we were dating , back in 2003 , It was traded in to my local pet shop ( tropical world )or locally known as stinstons,
because it was too big , it had to be at least three or four years old at the time . Back then I had a 75 gallon mixed fish and basic coral tank. When I get married we moved ,I had to transfer to a temporary 55 gallon tank at my parents house . then a 220 gallon tank ,For at least five years then a 120 corner Aqua Vim ,For at least four years, the fish survived a four day power outage in the middle of winter and the temperature went down to the low 50s, 2 lion fish also survived ,
then unfortunately I had to move it to a 26 gallon bowfront , for a couple years , than a 75 gallon tank and then most recently my 95 wave tank. The 95 wave tank is very healthy with lots of coral growth and healthy fish. Unfortunately there was a long white stringy thing coming from the rear of the marine beta, That’s the first photo. The second photo was two months ago before I moved it into the 95
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:23 PM
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Sorry to hear Tony.

Always hard to lose an animal, harder after that many years.

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Old 04-13-2019, 01:49 AM
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Sorry for your loss, I had one for 8 years before it passed when my tank crashed 6 years ago. I just recently purchased another one, definitely my favorite fish
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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Damn thats tough, beautiful fish.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:53 AM
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wow, nice fish damn that sucks, didn't know they were reef safe.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:49 PM
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Nice fish and sorry for your loss. I know it hurts.
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