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.