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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Years back when I set up this tank, among the first fish to populate it was a "False Flying Fox", which spent his years cleaning plants and glass. Foxy died today of old age, he got too weak to eat, and lost a lot of substance in the last couple of days. Six years is a good age though, for a fish.

I still have some others that I bought back then: two Yoyos (lost the third one due to a constipation problem), and a pair of African Butterfly fish. Along with some Otos that I have had for many years as well.

It's been YEARS since I bought fish for my tanks. One of these days I am going to redo this tank (sell/hammer it and build a new one instead). Looking forward to go fish shopping this or maybe next year.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 04:03 AM
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sorry to hear about foxy
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 07:48 AM
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Sorry to hear about your fish death. It always sucks when you have any fish die, but it really sucks when you have one for so long.

I know this thread is labeled as not being a journal, but it kind of is isn't it? You don't have ongoing updates, but it does show how the tank has taken on different looks over the coarse of time. I kind of like it actually. It is cool how you acheive different looks with the same tank.

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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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No need for condolences, I think this False Flying Fox had a fairly good, long, fulfilling life.

This thread started out as a "not a journal", but then became one when I redid it at the beginning of 2007. I'll update the title.
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