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Old 09-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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I feel sick!


So as a few of you might now I am treating for Columnaris. My smallest gbr started showing some white spots as so did the other larger gbr that always seem to hang around each other but I thought they were sisters. So according to the directions of the treatment I did a 25% wc and moved a couple plants around. So as usual there are some leaves floating around the top and I grab them as quick as I can with the net and as usual I place the net on top of my light fixture. Then I have lunch. I come back about 15 minutes later and the bigger gbr seems like he is looking for something. So I started looking and couldn't find the sicker "sister." I move everything around looking for her and what do I find, eggs on a piece of slate!, but not her. Well I m baffled, I look around the floor, move everything, and the I think where else could she be. Check behind thermometers, sponge filter, and she isn't anywhere. Then it dawns on me. I must have thought she was one of the leaves. She was in the net, resting on top of the light fixture, dead. I placed her in the water in the net for a few minutes to she if she came back.
I feel sick. Yes, my fish have died before, but never directly by my hand.
The bigger gbr continues his search, and the Cories and other fish have found the eggs.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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*hugs* I'm sorry. Accidents can and do happen, don't beat yourself up to hard. You didn't do it on purpose and maybe you saved her a long drawn out painful death.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. I am thinking a little bit she might have died during the water change and was just floating lifelessly which made me think she was a leaf, but I think that might just be making feel less bad. I guess I have learned to check my net everytime. I have enjoyed the pairs behavior the last couple days, always swimming together. Feel bad for him now too just searching. I imagine he will forget soon.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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I feel your pain, not fun.

I did a substrate change and left my fish all in buckets one of my rainbows had jumped out and I didn't see or hear anything then I hear something wiggling on the floor and look to see 2 rainbows on the floor so I picked one up put him back in the water and the other one must have been sitting there for a while and was dead, cried like a baby.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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I once stabbed and killed one of my fish when I was feeding frozen food off a pointy wooden skewer. So yeah, stuff happens. But you're right, she could have already been dead and floating in the plants.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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I too feel your pain.
Bad stuff occasionally happens to all of us - we just have to try not blaming ourselves and forgetting about it. There will be a better day tomorrow !
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:40 AM   #7
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it happens,, it was not intentional. i recently cut a shrimp in half while i was trimming my DHG
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