So, while Venily was very sick, her pet fish, Edward, died. She got him on her 2nd birthday and was quite attached.
We found out after she was laying in bed and decided to tell her. She cried for 45 minutes and cried herself to sleep. :( I decided to let her pick out a new fish at the store a few days later. She was so excited and picked out a red female Betta this time. Unfortunately, she didn't last even 12 hours. "Reddy" was dead the next morning we checked on her. Jason and I didn't want to disappoint her again, but decided to tell her and she was so upset again. Jason went out the next day and got a red male Betta. So far, so good. The new fish is also "Reddy" (lol). We have our fingers crossed that this one lasts a little longer! I'm hoping that someday we'll be able to get something a little more substantial!