View Full Version : Roger's death

08-04-2008, 09:19 AM
This weekend, I bought a 1G tank and when we arrived home, I cleaned the tank nicely for Gem.

I then took Roger (Gem's favorite pet) and put him in the new tank with his old water. I topped it up with fresh treated water. He looked very happy with the bigger size tank to begin with. Later on Gem mentioned to me that Roger is sulking, well I thought he is just missing his old bowl.
We left for the shops and when we returned, Gem called me and I saw Roger at the bottom of his new tank......mouth wide open and dead.

I really felt like a dog because I was the one that placed him in his new tank and now Gem lost her favorite fish.

I wonder what was the cause of his death?

Needless to say that tank will now become a pot for a plant.

Gemstone, I am sorry about our fishy.......:cwmboom2:

08-04-2008, 09:23 AM
Sounds like ammonia shock to me, Boertjie. The nitrafying bacteria are on solid surfaces, not in the water, I'm sorry to say.


08-04-2008, 09:26 AM
Thanks Dave,
Will the Ammonia kill him that fast? It was a question of about 2 hours that he was in the tank and we did put some of his rocks and plants in the new tank.

08-04-2008, 09:29 AM
Ammonia is the most toxic natural organic substance there is, fish-wise, so the speed of death strongly indicates Ammonia shock. It burned the fish's gills, suffocating him.


08-04-2008, 09:33 AM
Oh man !!!!!!!!! That is a horrible death. A very very hard lesson.

08-04-2008, 10:35 AM
sorry for youres and gemstones loss:ssad:

08-04-2008, 10:51 AM
damn thats harsh luck.... sorry for your loss :11: ... and hope gemstone lets you out of the dog house..

08-04-2008, 11:37 AM
So sorry for your loss...your gonna have to be extra nice this week :11:

08-04-2008, 02:18 PM
So sorry to hear about Roger. Your heart was in the right place Boertjie. Gem has a big forgiving heart and she knows it was an accident.

08-04-2008, 03:33 PM
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08-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Sorry for the loss :(

08-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Sorry to hear your bad news. It was an accident, for sure.

08-04-2008, 06:21 PM
RIP Roger!!! Your heart was in the right place!!!

08-05-2008, 05:09 AM
Thanks to all the kind words and wishes.
Gem did not blame me, she loves me to much to do that.....it is just that I feel bad as if it was my fault...if only...

Anyway I just wanna thank all on AC for always been kind, understanding and helpful.
This forum is really a great place to chat, have friends that share a hobby and to find help.
Thanks to all for being nice and polite.....this is the first forum (and we met on the web...:hmm3grin2orange: )that we found where there is basicaly no fighting,etc ...........like a big family!!!!