Thread: Rest in peace, Old Girl
11-15-2012, 08:49 PM #1
Rest in peace, Old Girl
I just found my 9 year old australian bow, Old Girl, by the filter intake. She was alive this morning, she must have died early this afternoon.
Poor girl. She wasn't sick, I think old age finally got to her. She was looking pretty rough over the past several months. I wonder if maybe the younger bosemans gave her a bit more time; she livened up a lot when I got them a year ago.
I had her longer than I've been married. I'm sad, she was one tough fish.
She'll be buried in a special place in the flower beds around the house.Beth
1 - 55 gallon planted community
3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.
11-15-2012, 09:01 PM #2
Sorry for your loss.55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me
11-17-2012, 03:14 AM #3
Beth, thats a long time for any fish to live and a testimonial that you did a good job.
So sorry for your loss.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
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11-17-2012, 05:01 AM #4
11-18-2012, 01:46 AM #5
After 9 years - that's a big loss - I feel bad - sorry to hear about it.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
11-18-2012, 05:16 PM #6
So sorry about your fish. Nine years is a long time to get to know 'someone'...55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed