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Goldfish survives 7 hours out of water
upi ^ | March. 25, 2010

Posted on 03/25/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono

A British woman said her 13-year-old goldfish survived for seven hours out of water after she removed him from his tank because she thought he was dead.

Carol Norris, 44, of Cambridge, England, said the goldfish, Mr. Fish, was floating at the top of his tank at his 7 a.m. feeding time so she wrapped him in tissue paper and placed him in the empty bathtub to protect the fish's remains from falling prey to the family cats, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

Norris said she returned from shopping with her partner, Darren Bradnick, 40, at about 2 p.m. and the fish started flopping around as she prepared to bury him in the garden.

"I had wrapped him up like a mummy and when I picked him up the tissue was all stuck to him and then he suddenly started moving," Norris said. "I screamed when he flipped in my hand. I was amazed but it was quite spooky -- I don't know if they go into a coma."

Norris said she quickly placed the fish back in water and he now appears to be in perfect health.

"Apparently they can live up to 50 so he could be around for a while yet," she said.

Sherridan Moores, chairman of the Northern Goldfish and Pondkeepers Society, offered some ideas on how the fish survived for so long without water.

"It is possible the tissue paper could have kept the fish wet so it could still absorb oxygen in the air, helping it survive out of the tank," Moores said. "But to come back to life like this after so long sounds remarkable."


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

Franny & Zooey


1 posted on 03/25/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Its a carp. They’re nearly invincible.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 5:46:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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3 posted on 03/25/2010 5:47:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
My kid found a goldfish in the crease on the couch,i estimate 2 weeks..:>)
4 posted on 03/25/2010 5:47:16 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: JoeProBono

My college roomie and I kept a lobster alive in our fridge for a few days wrapped in a wet towel. He was a big hit with the ladies, until they found out we ate him.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 5:48:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono

A 13 year old goldfish can survive without water longer than far too many 13 year old kids can without TV, vidoe games, facebook, bad music or any form of electronic amusement.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 5:50:32 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: 1rudeboy

7 posted on 03/25/2010 5:51:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
...Moores said. "But to come back to life like this after so long sounds remarkable."

Maybe I'm easily impressed, but coming back to life after any amount of time sounds remarkable to me.

8 posted on 03/25/2010 5:51:34 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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9 posted on 03/25/2010 5:52:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

10 posted on 03/25/2010 5:54:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: cripplecreek; JoeProBono

Let me be the first..
Are you codding me this story sounds very fishy..
Plaice mark hear for later reading..


11 posted on 03/25/2010 5:55:10 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: JoeProBono
Goldfish are nothing but carp with pituitary problems. Filthy little buggers, too - they can foul the best tank filter money can buy in a couple of days. I had one of those in one of my tanks, once. It pissed off my dragonfish in the middle of the night one time too many, and there was nothing left the next morning but a head and tail connected by a backbone. Gruesome, but fascinating.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 5:55:42 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: cripplecreek
I think Mr. Fish survived because he's planning revenge on Carol Norris for naming him Mr. Fish.
13 posted on 03/25/2010 5:59:14 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: cripplecreek
My daughter's gold fish (Herbie I think his name was) commited suicide by jumping out of his fish bowl back when she was a kid.

I found him on the floor, cold, stiff, and very dry. We had a formal burial in the back yard. ;~))

14 posted on 03/25/2010 6:01:51 PM PDT by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: JoeProBono
Thank the Lord for Global Moderation(tm).

Were it not for Global Moderation(tm), the paper would have either dried out due to Global Warming, killing the fishy. Or, if Global Cooling were in effect, the fishy would have been frozen to the point of frosting over, killing him.

But Global Moderation(tm) prevented the evaporation of necessary moisture, yet cool enough to slow down the metabolism... thus helping keep Fishy fish from smelling like Dead Fish.

15 posted on 03/25/2010 6:02:07 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Viking2002

LOL!

Franny & Zooey - pic#1 above - were a couple of Wal-Mart “junk” fish that thrived and survived for years in a small tank ( including a 4 day power outage in the middle of winter) but finally succumed to a bad case of ick.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Viking2002
Then you are overfeeding them and or you've never allowed the biological filter to become established. I have 50, yes 50 in a 25 gallon tank / coffee table and I have no problems at all. Just regular 25% monthly water changes.


17 posted on 03/25/2010 6:08:34 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: JoeProBono
Oh, goldfish can survive in a septic tank if need be. (Think, 'garbage in, garbage out'. LOL) But ick is their Public Enemy #1 because of it. And when they croak, they start to decompose and will cloud up the water in a matter of a couple of hours. The damn things can't even die neatly. Like I said, nasty little buggers.


18 posted on 03/25/2010 6:12:06 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: diverteach
Pal, if you have to worry about priming a bio-filter to keep those incontinent little scavengers from turning the water into a baby diaper, you need to find a different fish. LOL I like my gouramis, thank you very much. My under-gravel plate and the associated bacteria bed beneath work quite well together to help the main filter keep the water clear.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 6:18:55 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: Viking2002
Nice! (BTW - I once had 22 tanks operating simultaneously)


20 posted on 03/25/2010 6:41:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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21 posted on 03/25/2010 7:02:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
MEIN GOTT IN HIMMEL!!!!!!!! 22?!? I must bow before greatness, then. At my peak, I had six going at one time. Different aquascapes, different co-habitable species, etc. (I always wanted, but never did, set up a tank of discus. Beautiful fish.) I used to be a part-time tank tech at a pet shop eons ago - I can only imagine what keeping almost two dozen maintained must be like.


22 posted on 03/25/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: Viking2002
I had 5 going at work but people kept putting out their cig butts in them - True Story!
23 posted on 03/25/2010 7:09:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Viking2002
My tax lady HAD several LARGE tanks that served nicely as dividers in her office until a four day power outage.

Much more interesting than year old sports magazines.(I notice few offices have any conservative magazines).

24 posted on 03/25/2010 7:10:13 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: diverteach

Those are beyond cool!!


25 posted on 03/25/2010 7:11:25 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Excuse me while I strip naked! I've got a plane to catch!)
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To: JoeProBono

what a riot.

If you have any great aquarium photos, I’d love to see them.

I like the beautiful discus.


26 posted on 03/25/2010 7:24:16 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

One of my favorites.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 7:24:55 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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28 posted on 03/25/2010 8:16:22 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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29 posted on 03/25/2010 8:18:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Viking2002
Had everything - including three Piranha named Manny, Moe and One-Eyed Jack who was blind sided by Manny and Moe.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 6:19:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
LMAO Poor old Jack got Pearl Harbored, did he? Never did go for the piranhas or cichlids, myself. After coming home from a long day, the last thing I want to do is kit up in a chain-mail glove and shove my arm into a tank full of aquatic Bloods and Crips, because two of them got territorial over the last feeder goldfish. I only use isolation tanks for new fish and as an infirmary for sick ones. I don't have time to run one as a supermax cell block. LOL


31 posted on 03/26/2010 5:14:21 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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