RIP little buddy!

critter_fritter79

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I got up this morning to find the bigger of my 2 oscars had died during the night. There were no signs of illness, and I checked the water with my API this morning..water parameters were very good. I did a 25% wc yesterday, but did the same wc on all my babies so I can't see how that had anything to do with it...the one that is left is absolutely heartbroken! I hate it when I lose one of my babies like this! The only thing I can think of is I had a friend put some feeder goldfish in with them while I was out of town 4 days ago...I wonder if they were carrying some infection?? If I had just been here, I could have told her that while I do feed them the feeder goldfish as a treat every once in a while, I always qt them in a 10 gallon for 4 weeks first! I have made many mistakes over the years, but even as a newbie I could see that those feeders weren't the healthiest...I am so sorry I wasn't here baby!
 

mcurtissdsu

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Awww....so sorry to hear about your loss I lost a little friend on Monday :'( RIP little guys...
 
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Lucy

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I'm sorry for your loss.
 

LyndaB

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If other fish also ate the feeders and appear fine, that might exclude your theory.... and thus, your self-blame. Please don't be hard on yourself. Sometimes these things just happen and we can't control it. I'm so sorry for your loss. :console:
 
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critter_fritter79

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I did notice when I took him out of the tank that instead of brown poo getting ready to come out it was black...don't know if that says anything or not...
 

bolivianbaby

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I'm so sorry you lost one of your oscars, Critter They're an incredible fish for sure.

If my memory serves me correctly, they were rescues. It may have been from his water conditions before you brought them home.

RIP little oscar.
 
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critter_fritter79

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they were rescuees, but have had them almost a year now...it looks like the little one still alive is very depressed...I can't get it to eat anything...I have been very busy moving tanks around today. I moved the living oscar to the 55 by itself...I thought maybe new surroundings would help! It/she does seem much more active now that the move is over and is checking everything out..I have my fingers crossed that she will eat soon!!!
 

konstargirl

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Sorry to hear about the oscars. What size tank wass the other oscar in before you moved it to the 55 gallon?
 

GoGreen

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So sorry about you oscar.
I sure hope the other one pulls through.
 

Martinismommy

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Critter, I'm sorry you lost your Oscars.....It's always difficult when you don't know why......
 
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