Emma is gone

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I am sad to say that somewhere, somehow my little girl got out of her tank and I have not found her yet. She was not there this morning when I went to feed her and I searched the tank and area about it thoroughly and cannot think that she could have jumped into the next room, but I will start there next I guess. :'(

At any rate, I have not figured out HOW she got out and where she got through but she is gone and we are now an all male betta home.

Goodbye, my little girl, I will miss you. :'(

Rose
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I am so sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will find her. Natalie
 
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No, I have taken everything out of the tank and searched the filter and around the tank and even moved the stand and got down and lighted under everything. I even moved the things about in Alex's tank in case she jumped over into there. She is gone. I just do not know WHERE.

I was up until 2 am with Marty so she had to do it between 2am and 7am. I did not hear or see anything out of the ordinary while I was at the computer and I would have as her tank is only about 8 feet away.

Rose
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I am truly sorry That is very strange though. Natalie
 

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So sorry to hear that Rose.     I hope you locate her and may Emma Rest In Peace.
 

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:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I'm so sorry! Whenever I think of anything bad happening to any Betta anywhere it breaks my heart.
 

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I am very sorry rose on using one of ur betta fish. I am really sorry to hear this bad news.
 

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I'm sorry for your loss. Do you have any cats?
 
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Yes I found her and gave her a proper burial in my flower bed. Our ground is not frozen and she can go lay beside her brothers and sisters. :'(

I am looking for a replacement already. I cannot stand an empty tank and while I may not get it until warmer weather, I can get some comfort looking for another male. I do not think I am up to any more females.

Rose
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:'( Oh, Rose, I am so very sorry.  I wish I had read this before I posted on Barney's.  I know how sad I would be to lose one of my little boys.  By all means, get another Betta.  It will never be the same without Emily, but I can imagine how sad it is to look at an empty tank.

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I'm so sorry, she was a very beautiful fish. I'm glad that you will give another fish a caring home.
 

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I am sure that there are many sad cup dwelling bettas that would love to find a home with you.
 

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I am very sorry that I keep calling Emma by the wrong name. Please excuse me. I guess the name Emily kept coming to mind because that is the name of one of the students that I work with. I do apologize profusely. I am glad that you were able to bury her next to her brothers and sisters.

I told Barney and Benji about the tragic lose of Emma and explained how dangerous it is to jump out of the tank. I hope they listened. They also offer their heartfelt sympathy.

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Rose I'm so sorry to hear you lost Emma !!
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I'm very sorry to hear that you've lost Emma, after you've spent so much time looking after her. Unfortunately I can't begin to guess how she could have gotten out either. If you want to write or chat or anything just let me know.
 

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I am SO very sorry ((Rose)) ((Emma)) and all Emma's friends. My heart hurts for you all!
 

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I am so so sorry..................................Emma may be gone from the tank but she will swim in your heart forever...........
 

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I'm very sorry to hear about emma. She was a beutiful fish. It's always hard to loose someone close (be it a human or an animal), but I think that it's even harder when that loss is sudden and unexpected. My thoughts are with you in your time of loss. ~J~
 

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I fell for you, hard to lose fish you become attached too :'(
 
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CherryRose please do not think anything of it. Emily is a beautiful name and would perhaps have been one that I would have considered for one of my little girls but I named them after family members. Perhaps a mistake as it made them doubly hard to lose.

I am afraid that I am getting another betta from the place I got Alexander instead of going to hunt for a betta in a cup. You see I do not get to go out to shop and have to do my shopping online.

Thank you all so much for all your kind words and thoughts. I appreciate it and I am sure Marty and Alex do too. They are so depressed. They have neither one eaten well today or yesterday and keep to the bottom of their tanks. I know they miss her too. All my tanks are sitting together so they are well aware that she is gone.

Rose
 
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