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July 31st, 2009


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09:10 pm - R.I.P.
 

My little orang/black goldfish died T__T  

I don't even know why, what went wrong or anything!  I feel so awful!  I go him home for just ONE day and he goes belly-up, if he had stayed in the petstore he probably would have lived longer T__T  And it's not like when my bunny died when I could take him/her out of the cage to cuddle and comfort him/her, the only thing I could do was panic around my tank praying to the fish god that he'll just magically get better.  

I don't UNDERSTAND what happened?!  I let the water sit for a few days so the PH level evened out, I let the fish get used to the temperature of the tank water through the plastic bags yesterday, I have a filter, I gave them food but was careful not to overfeed, WHAT HAPPENED??!  It couldn't have been too much toxins in the water, it's only been ONE DAY!  One minute I look over he's swmimming around with his buddy, next thing I know he's laying on his side at the bottom T__T

To my baby in goldfish heaven, I'm so sorry >_<  I don't know what went wrong but obviously I did SOMEthing that wasn't right.  I enjoyed having you around though, short a time as it was.  

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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 1st, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
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Do you mind if I run by the procedures I was given for a partial water change by the petstore lady? I think I get it, but you can probably give me some tips so I don't end up killing my other little baby.

1) Measure out how much water is needed for half the tank
2) Fill a bowl/something with enough water to fill half the tank
3) Put some water conditioner in it and let it sit for 30minutes
4) Use a bowl and scoop out half the tank's water
5) Pour in the water that has been sitting with the water conditioner in it

Does that sound about right?
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 4th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
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It's a 5Gallon tank, not big at all since I needed something that would fit on my desk. Ok, so 10-25%? That makes it a lot easier on me since finding a container around the house that holds 2.5gallons of water is a lot harder than I thought O_O

My remaining fishy's so hyper, I don't know if that's a good thing or not. I don't know if he just likes zooming around the tank or if he's flailing because he's uncomfortable with something D|
From:sweet_gable
Date:August 1st, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
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:( I'm sorry.
My dad had goldfishes a few years ago, and they died when he changed water for the first time x.x
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 1st, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm flailing at the thought of doing a water change too.
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From:abomvubuso
Date:August 2nd, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
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I'm sure he's in the fish paradise now, criss-crossing a golden aquarium with lots of tiny bubbles and lots of endless fish food. You shouldnt blame yourself, such things just happen...
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 4th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you, I hope he's in fishy-paradise too :3
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From:ruderal_species
Date:August 3rd, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
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If he died the first day, he was probably already sick when you got him. Don't feel bad!
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 4th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you :'|

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