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Old 02-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Needed to tell someone who'd understand :(

This morning I couldn't find my 7" spotted sailfin. Usually he is moving across the glass or on the driftwood. But, this morning no where.

I finally found him I have no clue as to how he did it, but he was laying outside the tank. Just horrible! I feel just awful, and I know that other fish keepers would understand why I feel so bad. My husband is annoyed that I am so disturbed by the loss of my fish; After all qoute: "it's just a fish...you eat fish don't you?" :end qoute

Well, I found a tiny little opening about 1" in across and 1" high near the HOB filter. He is such a wide fish! I really don't know how he did it, or why?? It's just terrible. Poor guy

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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i lost some of my dragons like that . it realy sucks. i now have all holes pluged and they cant get out.

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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I mean they r pets, just like dogs. I've had my 2 oscars over 5 years and I bet i'll cry when they die!!!!! Some people just don't get it!!!
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I lost my crayfish that way this weekend. Found him all the way across the apartment by the front door. He took a long walk before he dried out. I'm still sad about it. I was devastated when I lost my angelfish about a year ago after not quarantining new additions. Will never do that again. As I lost them one by one over about a week I just felt helpless, nothing I did helped them. Fish really are pets, just like a dog or cat. Living in a tank and not being able to cuddle them or pet them doesn't make them disposable.
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Sorry about your fish.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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Sorry for your loss.
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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I'm so sorry for your loss!

There is something about fish that just makes (non-fish) peoples' brains shut off, IMO. I have pet chickens, and I eat chicken, but I would never eat MY chickens... Same with my fish! They are not food, they are pets! It's different when you see them every day, and even more different when you are responsible for their care. I'm sorry that your husband can't support you and comfort you whether he understands or not! That's what marriage is for!
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I'm sorry for your loss. Yes, we do understand here. It it hard to lose a fish.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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So sorry! I lost my baby tang eel today I believe I fed him too much freeze dried blood worms, he bloated and died. I felt so sad and my GF just gave me a weird look
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I just lost my killifish Sofie and the Otto she tried to swallow and choked on. I feel your pain, my husband called and I could hear the eye roll over the phone. Silly boys, not all but at least mine.

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