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Circle of Life - My Goldfish Died

Posted on 11/05/2009 5:45:32 PM PST by JoeProBono

Over the years I've had many fish tanks.

More recently I had to "settle" for goldfish because of exigent circumstances.

Got a couple of "junk fish" from Wal-Mart and a used an old 30 gal tank.

These hearty goldfish thrived and lived literally through fire and ice storms.

I named them Franny and Zooey. They thrived and grew and "loved" each other.

On occasion they developed "Ick" - Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, a single-celled parasite also known as Ich.

Treatment with medications always solved the infection.

A few days ago Ich raised it's ugly head and, despite "heroic" efforts short of CRP, Manny died.

Zooey (on the right) is in mourning.



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: circleoflife; fish; goldfish; jpb

1 posted on 11/05/2009 5:45:32 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

You have my sympathy.


2 posted on 11/05/2009 5:48:30 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: JoeProBono

3 posted on 11/05/2009 5:50:57 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve had some goldfish for years and when one of them died recently the other one was clearly affected by it.


4 posted on 11/05/2009 5:51:37 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: JoeProBono

i hate ich

you have my sympathies / i’ve raised goldfish,too.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 5:56:51 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (=^..^=)
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To: JoeProBono
Count yourself lucky. Our Ick problem cost us about $300 in fish. We have a 150 gal Salt Water Reef aquarium. Copper will fight Ick, but Copper would wipe out the more expensive part of the tank, the live coral. After loosing several fish we had to quarantine all the fish in a sterile tank for weeks, while we did multiple water changes on the reef tank. It was a horrible experience, and many salt water aquarium hobbyist quite the hobby during their first Ick breakout.

Our’s is back and as beautiful as ever. Now we quarantine all new fish to make sure nothing enters.

6 posted on 11/05/2009 5:57:44 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: JoeProBono

>> despite “heroic” efforts short of C[PR]

You’re whining about a dead fish, and you didn’t do CPR?

You’re not the man I thought you were, Joe.

(then again, you didn’t say CPR you said CRP. If that has something to do with fish back-ends, I don’t wanna know about it — you get a pass.)


7 posted on 11/05/2009 6:06:05 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: JoeProBono

We won one of those cheap little goldfish at the fair. It lived for years, and years, during most of my children’s childhood and grew to enormous proportions. Sad for everyone when it passed.


8 posted on 11/05/2009 6:08:28 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Nervous Tick

9 posted on 11/05/2009 6:08:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Nervous Tick

Please forgive my blunder. My eyes are a bit bleary.


10 posted on 11/05/2009 6:11:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
C'mon, Joe... this is a family site, for goodness' sake...


11 posted on 11/05/2009 6:14:43 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: JoeProBono

Losing a pet no matter what sort of creature is always hard.


12 posted on 11/05/2009 6:17:58 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: JoeProBono

Condolences.


13 posted on 11/05/2009 6:21:14 PM PST by TheVitaminPress
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To: JoeProBono

Just...well.

Been there but can not spell plycos... csn not spell it now... the big black sucker fish that sucks algea???

My daughter had a huge one. One day it was missing. My step girl told me she heard a load splash in the night.

It committed suicide, jumped the tank and lid and dried up under the desk.

It was really sad.

Never let a splash go by you.


14 posted on 11/05/2009 6:22:32 PM PST by Shyla
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To: JoeProBono

>> Please forgive my blunder. My eyes are a bit bleary.

Wow, you really loved Manny the goldfish, didn’t you?

Okay, I won’t rip on you about it for the rest of today. Promise.


15 posted on 11/05/2009 6:22:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s not the circle of life... but the spiral of flush.


16 posted on 11/05/2009 6:26:36 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Nervous Tick
I admire their ability to survive, almost no matter what.
17 posted on 11/05/2009 6:27:30 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Shyla

“Never let a splash go by you.”

Thank you Shyla, I shant.


18 posted on 11/05/2009 6:30:53 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Nervous Tick

Who could possibly love a goldfish?


19 posted on 11/05/2009 6:36:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I can only afford a silverfish.


20 posted on 11/05/2009 6:37:03 PM PST by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: JoeProBono

>> Who could possibly love a goldfish?

I dunno. I love sushi. That’s kind of like loving goldfish.


21 posted on 11/05/2009 6:37:52 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: JoeProBono
Who could possibly love a goldfish?

Goldfish do.


22 posted on 11/05/2009 6:39:26 PM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Larry Lucido

>> I can only afford a silverfish.

Buying goldfish and silverfish will NOT turn back the tide of inflation.

You should be in triggerfish.


23 posted on 11/05/2009 6:40:22 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Yeah well..


24 posted on 11/05/2009 6:41:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Larry Lucido; Nervous Tick

You should be in Triggerfish... and don’t forget to buy plenty of Shellfish in the right caliber.


25 posted on 11/05/2009 6:41:37 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: JoeProBono

We have fish too. I am so sorry.


26 posted on 11/05/2009 6:42:06 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: JoeProBono
So sorry to hear about your fish.

My fish is also a Walmart "feeder" goldfish.
27 posted on 11/05/2009 6:43:17 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Nervous Tick

28 posted on 11/05/2009 6:47:28 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: NavyCanDo

“We have a 150 gal Salt Water Reef aquarium”

I envy you :-)! I’d love to be able to put something like this together but time always gets in the way. Someday :-)! I used to maintain a freshwater aquarium growing up and I miss that. After seeing some saltwater fish, I would LOVE to go that route, but I’d kill those poor fish within a week.


29 posted on 11/05/2009 6:50:55 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: JoeProBono

They are pretty fish, Joe.

Ick got my children’s gold fish after they had taken care of them for nearly three years. The youngest one really took it hard because he took great pride in taking good care of his fish and “teaching them tricks.” We had to have a funeral and bury Slick and Slime in the back yard with a little stick cross marking the grave.


30 posted on 11/05/2009 6:53:08 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: edh
I once had a 150 gal Salt Water Reef aquarium.

It was a joy while it lasted.


31 posted on 11/05/2009 7:04:30 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SaraJohnson
Bless you


32 posted on 11/05/2009 7:08:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

33 posted on 11/05/2009 7:12:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: All

34 posted on 11/05/2009 7:14:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sorry to hear about your goldfish :-(


35 posted on 11/05/2009 7:15:17 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Boy, this really puts things in perspective.


36 posted on 11/05/2009 7:15:43 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sorry for your loss.
Damn he was cute!


37 posted on 11/05/2009 7:16:46 PM PST by plinyelder
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To: plinyelder
Thank you.


38 posted on 11/05/2009 7:35:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: plinyelder

39 posted on 11/05/2009 7:57:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. I have several tanks. In fact, I used to be a retail marine tech at one time. We used to use the feeder goldfish to fill up the lion fish - we always placed bets to see what killed the goldfish first: the saltwater, or the predator. I once owned a tank and made the mistake of putting one of those dwarf carp in a tank with a dragon fish. I got up in the morning to feed the sushi bar, and lo and behold, the ol' fantail had its entire abdominal cavity hollowed out. I think a gourami or two were also culpable, in hindsight. Goldfish are hearty but filthy fish. In constant need of cleaning and care. Kinda like a geriatric at Seizure World.


40 posted on 11/05/2009 8:00:56 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

41 posted on 11/05/2009 8:04:40 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Dr. Sivana

42 posted on 11/05/2009 8:11:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ZX12R

Thank you


43 posted on 11/05/2009 8:41:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: vbmoneyspender

They are affected


44 posted on 11/05/2009 8:43:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Sorry for your loss. I remember when you told me that they loved each other.


45 posted on 11/05/2009 11:01:21 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
Goldfish are tough.

So is life

46 posted on 11/06/2009 7:21:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

47 posted on 11/06/2009 8:47:35 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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