Originally Posted by pendergraft2111
Wow, lots of horror stories... I was appalled. Wanna hear something worse that happened yesterday. My mother-in-law is always in awe at my many fish tanks so she decided to get one a few months ago... 10 guppies 30 gallon but little to no filtration (she turns off the pump because it's noisy) I told her she has no business with an aquarium and that she needs to do at least a PWC
(I told her some water). She emptied the tank, washed all the decorations with soap and water, and then proceeded to refill with tap water and put her fish back in. She called yesterday and asked my wife to ask me why all her fish died... so sad.
At least she didn't wash the tank with the fish in it
That's going to be tough to top ... But here's a try ... a few years ago my wife bought a cheap 2.5 gallon tank kit which we gave to our son to house a small common goldfish (named Goldy) .... (this was pre AA when I new nothing
) Anyway ... the fish actually thrived in there for many months... don't ask me how.
One day, on looking at the dirty cotton/polyfil in the underwater/gravel filter, I get the genius idea to completely clean the tank! ... Yep you guessed it ... tap water
... who knew? (at least I put Goldy in cup of tank water
) Anyway ... a few days later, Goldy passed away from what I can only now think was ammonia poisoning
At the time I thought Goldy caught a disease from one of those carnival goldfish we added to the tank just the day after the cleaning (it died the night before Goldy). Only now do I realize I killed Goldy when I put it back in a freshly cleaned 2.5 gallon sized tank
I still kringe when I think back ... thankfully, our son accepted that it "died and went to heaven". What a difference AA can make!
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