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  1. #1

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    So I just took a flashlight in to check on my tanks and discovered my Blue Gourami lying motion-less on the sand. She wasn't breathing noticeably at all and only moved if you really gave her a push with a net. She was incredibly old and had been doing poorly for months so I took this as her finally giving up and decided on euthanizing her so she didn't suffer any longer or get attacked by my Bumblebee Catfish.

    She lived to be 7 1/2 years old despite being heavily stunted, this is due to her being the first fish I purchased when I was 10 so all the beginner mistakes someone makes with fish I made while caring for her, and had been completely blind in both eyes for the past 2 years. She only grew to about 4 1/2" and ate vigorously and lived happily up until a few days ago when her health and activity started to seriously decline. I'm sure some of you had read previous threads and posts about her when I had little scares with her health but each time she bounced back. Look like it was finally her time.

    R.I.P Gabby, my little powdered blue baby.

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    I remember reading about this fish. Sad but well done you on giving her such an old age.

  3. #3

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    Because your not cool unless you gift yourself. - Carapar56 In memory of the one you lost. - Strider199 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming! - Sandz Are you old enough to drink?  Oh, well, For JJ's fish! - gronlaura 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz Merry Christmas - mommy1 Sorry for your loss - KingFisher Sorry to hear of the old girl's passing - ~firefly~ Happy New Year - mommy1 
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    Thank you so much. I'm still surprised myself she lived so long. She's that pet that you've had for so long that you get accustomed to them being there and you begin to believe they'll always be there. It was upsetting to have to let her go.
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    Aww sorry to hear she is gone.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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    you did well keeping her for so long. sorry she's gone.

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    Sorry for your loss Gesp, overall you gave her a lovely home and a long happy life... well done.
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    R.I.P. Gabby.....

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    I've got a tetra that's bought in 2006. Never did name her anything besides "silver fish". Would be strange to see that one finally go.

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    It's amazing how long lived some of these fish can be. Sorry to read this - I remember you mentioning her a few times in other threads. You did the right thing at the end to make her passing swift.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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