Slender... A not so happy ending.

Discussion in 'Amphibians' started by blusshed, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. blusshed

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    I'm posting to let the few of you that were following Slender's story know that he passed away yesterday.

    My 4 year old is devastated and keeps asking if I can clean his tank or give him medicine to make him better. :(

    I feel that I gave him the best possible fighting chance, and it just wasn't enough to save him.

    I hope he's better wherever he is now.

    Thank you for all of the support during his life with me. It meant a lot!
  2. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Sorry for your loss, that's awful to hear. :(
  3. Tonia

    ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard explaining to younger fish lovers that we can't always save our pets. I hope that the hurt you are experiencing soon fades to happier memories. :console:
  4. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Awww I'm so sorry. :(
    You really tried your best for him.
    Hugs to your little one.
  5. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I'm sorry to hear that. He was very well loved and cared for. Alison
  6. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    I'm so sorry for your loss. :'( :console:
  7. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you all!
  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Give your little one lots of hugs and kisses and comfort for me, too. :;hug2 R.I.P. Slender.
  9. NCE12940

    NCE12940Well Known MemberMember

    Ohhh, really sorry to hear that! He was so cute and you worked so hard; heartbreaking that it had to end like this.
  10. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    I had even just went to a reptile show to buy him food from a breeder...

    My poor little guy.

    His death made me really paranoid about my other axxie so Hellven got a tank cleaning of the century! I'm also considering adding a 2nd filter to her tank.

    I'm actually glad I separated them... I see mixed reviews on of axolotls like being together or not, and I think Hellven would've been "hurt" by her brother's death.
  11. NCE12940

    NCE12940Well Known MemberMember

    Here's hoping Hellven at least continues to thrive.
  12. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    Hellven really never had any issues at all. So I'm not concerned for her health, just wanted to downplay any risks for illness by a nice good "clean" tank. :)
  13. Kindafishy

    KindafishyValued MemberMember

    Sad Kindafishy is sad :(.

    I had seen how hard you worked to keep Slender happy and healthy, so I know this is a big blow to you. He couldn't have had a better keeper.
  14. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    Aw thank you! I appreciate that!
  15. marijo

    marijoWell Known MemberMember

    I am so sorry for your lost, not easy to explain to your little one what happend..:( I was following your threads and I am impressed as how you took good care of Slender. You did everything possible for him, you did your best
  16. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    It was so sudden. I really don't even know what went wrong.

    Thank you!
  17. Kindafishy

    KindafishyValued MemberMember

    Much like us, our little aquatic friends are very complex organisms. Despite our knowledge, there is still much to learn. There is no way we can be ready for every issue that comes up.
  18. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry I'm so late seeing this thread.
    I am SO sorry Slender died:( He had the best care any axxie could ask for. I'm glad Hellven is doing well though.
    RIP Slender.

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  19. OP

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    Aw thank you so much.
    We are still missing him every day.
  20. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    How's your son doing?