…And then there were none.

It’s very upsetting. Over the weekend we lost both our remaining goldfish.

Pootle and New Guy had seemingly been doing really well. They had apparently recovered from their bad case of fin rot as their fins appeared to have healed and they were swimming happily and ready to feed again. However, Pootle’s behaviour suddenly relapsed and he started swimming erratically, sometimes upside down, and then hiding in the corner. He also seemed to be struggling with the filter and kept getting dragged towards the intake so we fished him out and put him in a quarantine bowl. A few hours later he was gone.

New guy lasted a couple more days and was looking really healthy and well. He didn’t even exhibit any warning signs. Bill just woke up yesterday, went to check up on him and was distressed to find him floating.

We still have Cthulu, but he’s all on his own now. We’ve decided to leave the tank alone for a few weeks before maybe restocking with some Danios or something.

Over at BrightHouse the situation is even more grim. We got in this morning to find their tank a landscape of decomposing death. Every single fish in the aquarium had suddenly fallen victim to some unknown killer. Apparently they were all fine yesterday. It’s just a horrible tragic sight. Bill’s just got back from having to deal with it.

4 Responses to …And then there were none.

  1. missbumpkin December 6, 2004 at 6:06 pm #

    Poor little fishies 🙁
    Off to fishy heaven.
    Did Brighthouse get its large consignment of fish at a discout? Off the back of a lorry perhaps? It might explain the epidemic.
    Big hugs
    xxx

  2. missbumpkin December 6, 2004 at 6:06 pm #

    Poor little fishies 🙁
    Off to fishy heaven.
    Did Brighthouse get its large consignment of fish at a discout? Off the back of a lorry perhaps? It might explain the epidemic.
    Big hugs
    xxx

  3. downesunder December 7, 2004 at 4:04 am #

    Poor, poor fishies, how sad!
    Also very sad that I missed your phone call on Sunday….BUMMER!!
    Was shopping for a xmas tree, but would’ve prefered a chat with you, it’s been ages since we’ve spoken… not fair!!
    Must work out how to phone U.S from our home phone, what’s the time difference between us?
    Anyway huge hugs,
    love
    Melly

  4. downesunder December 7, 2004 at 4:04 am #

    Poor, poor fishies, how sad!
    Also very sad that I missed your phone call on Sunday….BUMMER!!
    Was shopping for a xmas tree, but would’ve prefered a chat with you, it’s been ages since we’ve spoken… not fair!!
    Must work out how to phone U.S from our home phone, what’s the time difference between us?
    Anyway huge hugs,
    love
    Melly

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