Goodbye Lefty

My two ancient bettas, Lefty and Righty, have been with me since early 2005. Since the average lifespan of a betta is about 18 months, these guys have done pretty well. They spent their days alternately displaying hostilely and ignoring one another through the clear plastic divider that bisects their tank.

When I flipped the light on this morning, they were both resting on the bottom as usual. Ordinarily, when I remove the top of their little world, they both rush to the surface to await their pellets; this morning, only Righty made the climb. Lefty had shuffled off this mortal coil, and moved on to another incarnation.

I cleaned the tank thoroughly and removed the divider, so Righty now has twice as much living space. I wonder if he misses having Lefty to threaten through the divider all day...


Lonely Mr. Righty

6 comments:

Squid said...

May Lefty be happy in his new incarnation, he had a good run at this one! Hopefully righty isn't too lonely.

Mark Travis said...

I remember them well. I don't think I've ever had a betta live that long. It speaks to your abilities as a keeper of pets.

Go you, go. And hopefully some good karma came of its keeping.

Mayren said...

aww *hug*- Righty literally had no idea what Lefty was doing.

You get +27 brownie/discombobulation points from "Mayren Abashed" for having Blue Betas and Blue tank rocks/decor.
(Blue is the official color of Mayren Abashed)

Modig_Bjorn said...

I have a confession to make. After quickly skimming the headline I thought this post was going to be about a new approach in masturbation methods. ;)

His Sinfulness said...

Damn bjorn... what IS wrong with you?

(It does give me a good idea for another post though - maybe a masturbation survey?)

Raksha said...

Aw, so sad. Peace be with you Lefty.

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