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Old 06-25-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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I killed my clown :(

Unfortunately, I ended my male clown's life prematurely and I feel really bad about it. I was pumping more water into the tank, but had to shut off the pump really quick because I thought I heard someone at the door. This caused the water to siphon back into the tube (I wasn't even thinking about that possibility). I'm guessing that the curious clown got too close to the tub and got sucked in. There wasn't even anyone at the door either! When I got back, I turned on the pump and a mess of finely chopped up flesh and bones came streaming out (sorry if I that sentence was a bit graphic). Right after that happened, the female clown started freaking out!
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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that is both horrific and extremely sad i'm sorry you had to go through that. we live and we learn
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oops. that really stinks. you might want to get your other clown a therapist and a small fish couch to lay on.
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Jimbo7, I just might have to do that. I realize that people tend to give animals humanistic qualities in terms of emotions and behavior; but dang, she seems really sad. I remember a few weeks ago when the male clown jumped into the overflow chamber, she wouldn't leave the area and they were separated by the overflow wall.
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Aw I'm sorry to hear that. I hope she will be ok, and that had to be really hard to go through. I would have freaked. Were they a mated pair?
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You might need to put some type of sponge over the hole so that does not happen. That`s a sad story.
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Yep, they were a mated pair.
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I know, clowns most of all are so quirky. Its so easy to relate human emotions and tendencies to them. They are so fun.
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It almost seems wrong to plan this, but I'm going to need to know how to introduce another clown into the tank.
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this sounds like the next Saw movie >_____<
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