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Old 06-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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So I had to share my sad/odd tale of the day

So I had to share my sad/odd tale of the day, I was treating one of my guppies for fin rot for the past two days, I didn't think she was going to make it because she was like that when I got her from my lfs (didn't notice til I was on my way home) but I thought that I would give her a fighting chance and try everything I could do to help her. Well this morning she was floating she gave a good fight but apparently I didn't catch it in time. I watched her for a few minutes just to make sure she was truly gone. So I plucked her out of my QT and put her in the ...... Well we all know where they go. At that instant she started swimming around the bowl! I could have sworn she was dead! In a panic I plucked her back out and ran her back to the QT, then she died. It was sad and I feel bad for almost flushing her alive, hope she forgives me up in fishy heaven.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Please don't flush fish. They can harbor disease that doesn't belong in the water treatment system. Septic system, ok. Sorry for the loss.
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Ok that I understand, what should I do with them instead? I don't think that's a topic that's often touched upon
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Garden / landscape fertilizer or garbage can.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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Well I've done the garbage can before, put it a plastic bag and threw it away. The garden is a new idea to me, don't know why I had not thought of it. I still feel bad for mistaking her to be dead.
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I've had an instance sort of like that but not to that extent just last night.........One of my neon tetras had been acting funny for a few days and then last night found him stuck to the side of the intake valve on my filter. I was pretty sure he was dead, as all my neon tetras who were dead did this. (At first I thought the filter was sucking them in, until I actually watched one die and I found out that the filter just sucked them in after they were dead) Well, I took my net and shoved the poor guy off the filter, and he started swimming around! He still didn't look good though, and this morning, predictably, he died.
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What you did was probably a lot more than a fish store would have done.

If you did everything reasonably possible, then you've done all you could and there's no shame in that at all.
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Well I didn't mean to get her, the employee was netting the two that I wanted and the third wouldn't get out of the net so she threw in for free.
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Garden / landscape fertilizer or garbage can.
Agreed. I also do this with plant trimmings if I can't sell them. Makes great compost for veggies and flowers.
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Agreed. I also do this with plant trimmings if I can't sell them. Makes great compost for veggies and flowers.
I just might do that, it might help my morning glories but all the same I hope that I don't have to resort to fertilizer
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