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Gutted & Deflated

Discussion in 'Fish Health' started by Dragonet12, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Dragonet12

    Dragonet12 Registered

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    Came home yesterday to find my 3 year old 8inch lion fish not acting like he usually does & didn't eat that night, nothing unusual. But this morning sure enough it was dead for no reason, I haven't even introduced a fish for a year now easily or anything else as it's a lrwfo system so everything is well settled in. I have done a water change & tested the water all seems fine all the other fish seem to be fine & eating. I hate to say it because I love watching them but I am getting very disheartened by it all & not sure weather to carry on, down size or sell the lot as you all know we spend a lot on our setups to make sure they stay in tip top conditions. There's not much more to say


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  2. doug_amanda

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    Sorry too hear this dude, sometimes it happens and often we don't know why.
     
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  3. Realist

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    Sad news indeed but don't feel disheartening why not find another lion and start again.

    Keep smiling bud.
     
  4. Dragonet12

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    It's such a shame he would be there at night at the top right hand corner waiting for his cockle, muscle or shrimp, he would swim up slowly & swallow it whole then he would look like he was chocking on it as he swallowed it & then be ready for his next piece. It's funny how you can miss a fish like that when they have a character to them.


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  5. Realist

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    Yes you do get attached I for one can agree with the above.
     
  6. MissM

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    I can vouch for that hate it when you know you are going to be doing something you really don't want to ..
     
  7. steve861uk

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    Unfortunately and just like us they are prone to organ failures/disease and even cancer. One of my 7 year old goldfish has an unpleasant tumour but is soldiering on.

    RIP Lionfish
     
  8. Dragonet12

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    Thank you for your kind words & all the best to your gold fish.


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    Funny how these little guys get under our skin , sorry you've lost your buddy.
     
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