Slushie was a betta fish who came from Chinatown in Chicago and was presented as a housewarming gift from my two sisters.
i read that the average lifespan for a betta fish is around 2 years. he would have been 3 years old in February. i guess that shows what kind of spirit he had in him, to surpass his own life expectancy.
Slushie was also a well traveled fish. any time i had plans to attend an event out of the city, i would scoop him up in his portable tank and bring him along. some of his favorite travel destinations have been in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
R.I.P. Slushie - i hope you've found the way to your final destination, up among the angelfish.