Red tail shark not feeling good

Discussion in 'Red Tail Shark' started by Chris123, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    I noticed just recently that my RTS has been very active as he used to be.
    He's very old he probably 7 years old.
    he starting to lose his pigment from black to more grayish now

    Is this normal?
     
  2. 10gallonmadnessValued MemberMember

    I would say, sadly, time is catching up to him. It sound like old age. But what are your water parameters, have you seen any symptoms of anything, etc.
     
  3. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello CheeseBurger. Sorry to hear that your Red Tail Shark (RTS) isn't feeling up to par. If your chemistry readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are where they should be then "old age" would surely come into play.
    Best wishes!
    Ken
     




  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    The lifespan of an RTS is listed as 5-8 years, so if your water parameters are on target and the other fish in the tank are not showing any issues, it's more than likely old age catching up to him.
     
  5. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Poor guy :(
     




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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah all the amonia and nitrates are fine i guessing old age too:(

    But on a good note i fed him some shrimps pellets and perked up a bit :)
     
  7. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    Glad to hear he perked up :)
    Even if it is old age the fact he has lived this long is a sign he's had a fantastic life!
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah hes gone through alot through the years from guppies to sword to cichlids
    Its fun to say that he was the first fish when i got my tank.
     
  9. 10gallonmadnessValued MemberMember

    I think it's amazing how fish are like a family. Members are born and members die. They come and go. They fight, they love, they protect. But in the end, we will always miss them.

    I give my best for your RTS
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you
     
  11. iloveengl

    iloveenglWell Known MemberMember

    :;group It sounds like you've given him a wonderful home to grown up in.
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Sadly to say he died i woke up and he was floating on top of the tank :(

    RIP
    RTS
    12 -13-09
    You will not be forgoten
     
  13. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    :(
    RIP old man
     
  14. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    RIP RTS!
    Ken
     
  15. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    I'm so sorry to hear that :(
    RIP RTS
     
  16. 10gallonmadnessValued MemberMember

    I'm so sorry. But it sounds like you gave him a wonderful life. Sometimes things just have to happen. Once again, I'm sorry.
     
  17. Sorry you lost him.........:(
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    yeah he lived a pretty good life :)
     
  19. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I'm so sorry you lost him. RIP red-tailed shark.
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    yeah im really sad he died he was such a loving fish
     




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