I'm posting this in general because I thought more people might see it, and I felt that Julius has earned enough respect to have this thread here.
Julius swam his way across the rainbow bridge tonight. I don't know how many of you knew, but some did. Julius grew sick again about a month ago, the same thing he had before. We did all we had done before to get him well, and nothing worked. He pulled through last time, but this time it was his time to leave.
As pathetic as this sounds, as he swam across the bridge, I believe his tail unclamped. His peck fins flowed free again. The spark came back in his eyes, his beautiful, original orange color spread through his fins once more. He was finally able to enjoy a carefree life in the rainbow lake.
Rest in Peace, sweet Julius.