Tyson and I said goodbye to our fish, Tom, this afternoon after I discovered our little friend lying at the bottom of his bowl not moving. I had gone into the guest room to feed him and he never came up to the top to get any food. When I saw him lying there I screamed for Tyson, knowing that our little fish wasn't alive. It was so sad! Tom was almost three years old, and I've never known of a beta fish living that long. Tom joined my family December of '07 after my roommate, Katie, couldn't take care of him anymore. She was moving home to Kentucky and couldn't take him with her, so I took him in. Over a year later Tom left us. He was a good little fish and our little pet. We still have Milton, a red beta from Amber's wedding in September of '07. He's still going strong, too! He was part of one of the center pieces at the reception and I took him home. It was three months later when I adopted Tom.
Tom was a member of our family and a great little pet. We will miss him!
photo via Katie Hatton