Where is the daily update biz?
I'm sorry you lost him, you took very good care of him so it was nothing you did wrong - even in his short life he lived well and pampered.I don't really know what thread to share this news on....so I guess I will just do it on this thread.
I really really don't want to share this info, but I feel like I owe it to many of you guys who watched him grow up......But sadly Charming has passed. :-( He just turned one year old too!!! :-( YES! Its been a whole year already!! It is really heartbreaking.
Charming was a challenge from when he was very young. It seems like he was a weak angel or something because he spent his whole life battling...something!! It was never anything extreme, but he was just a challenge to keep 100% healthy. I haven't had that issue with any other angels. So I am not really sure what was up with Charming. He never EVER had behavioral issues EVER!! That was the odd thing! It was always just cosmetic!! But No matter how bad he would look cosmetically at times....he never stopped eating excitedly, he never stopped interacting, his poop was always normal and healthy looking. It was mostly just his body that never looked 100%. Like slime coat issues or something. I don't know. I was never able to figure it out with him. It has always been up and down with him!!!!!
But a month or two ago, he finally started to show actual behavior problems AND he was experiencing fin loss for the first time (no rot though) And he had a matte looking face (but the matte face wasn't really unusual for him). I fed him medicated flakes and gave him daily water changes and his fins grew back beautifully and his face and body were nice and shiny again. A few weeks ago was upgraded to the 30 gallon and seemed to be doing really well.
But then once again he started to backslide. He slowly stopped eating and then the last couple days he has been hanging out at the surface with his mouth by the surface of the water.
I told my daughter yesterday afternoon......"sometimes I just wish he would die and just go to a better place. I am tired of him always getting sick, this can't be a quality life for him" And then what happens.....I leave for a few hours, come home and he is stiff and dead on the bottom of the tank.
Did he hear me or something? I feel terrible for even saying that out loud!!!!
Anyway, I know it isn't my fault. I took excellent care of Charming his entire life. Sadly his life only lasted one year. It probably wouldn't have even been that long if it weren't for me. So I have to not be so hard on myself. But I do feel like a let down and a failure at the moment :-( So I am sorry everyone.
SIP CHARMING!!!! YOU WERE SUCH A SPECIAL FISH!!
OMG...My eyes just filled up with tears as I typed that last sentence. Wow, I am at work, I need to get a grip!!
Sorry for your loss SoocoldAnd I just found my angel dead this morning. No warning, no signs, no idea. And he was such a pretty marble...
I understand that, but it may come off hurtful when you don't acknowledge the OP's loss and post about your own instead. I know you're not doing so with ill intentions, and I'm not trying to pick fights on such a sad day for both of you; just feel like something needed to be said.I wasn't trying to take anything away, it was just shocking to be the same day.
I wasn't trying to take anything away, it was just shocking to be the same day.
Hindsight is 20/20, sorry biz for my lack of timing, wording abilities, and most importantly charming.
Wow, this is astonishing. Things have changed since I bred angelfish (by accident!). Keep up the good work, they're gorgeous!
I'm sorry you lost him, you took very good care of him so it was nothing you did wrong - even in his short life he lived well and pampered.
Aww I am so sorry! Charming was the most amazing fish and that's a fish's purpose: So big well done taking care of little Charming! He was charming!
So sorry. He was a sweetie. You made his life wonderful.
You never gave up on him despite all his health issues and I'm sure he appreciated all the love and care you have shown him in the past year. I'm so so sorry.
I am sad to hear about Charming. It's these cases that hit the heart the hardest. You have him a good full life in the year he would not have had with someone else.
I'm so sorry you lost Charming He was truly a special fish and I really enjoyed watching him grow up.
Sorry to hear. Try not to feel too bad, you gave him everything you could. Your love for your fish shines through in every post.
RIP Charming! Lost but not forgotten!
You did all you could biz
What's changed here on this forum anyway is people are very successful breeding them, and have knowledge of it and genetics, etc. Like yourself! You know what you're doing!
Years ago onhere when mine bred and laid eggs that survived and produced fry, I was called lucky by ones who were actually trying. I guess I was trying to say that it's nice to see your breeding project going well. And your passion for it is positively refreshing.
In to follow and to enjoy your vids.
Loved the video of them boppin' around. Oh, and btw, my husband loved the photo montage of sweet Charming. He was a handsome fellow.
The pearlscale should show up pretty quickly, you can tell when they don't have it showing even at dime size (they may carry but not show).
Nah, I love seeing the babies!