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PostSubject: random death!!   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:49 pm

i found a shubunkin goldfish dead this morning
it was perfectly fine yesterday and ate well and swam well
all the other fish also seem fine

i found it floating at the top on its side and the marbled gourami was continuously biting pieces off the dead body

what could the cause of death be? plz help.. i dont want another unknown death
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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:37 pm

Have you checked your water stats kt? If thety are ok, and you havent added any new fish that might have taken a disease or illness into the tank, then it could well be just one of those things.

Its always a bit frustrating when that happens. I always do a good tank clean after this happens - water change, filter, gravel vas etc. It probably doesnt do anything but it makes me feel as though I am doing something constructive!

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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:05 am

i cleaned my tank a little while after i found the fish dead...
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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:53 am

Sadly - fish are not immortal - and if memory serves me correctly - your current stock were given to you so I suppose you dont really know how old they were anyway.

It could have been a case of the dead fish got into a fight and got injured and the gouramis saw an easy dinner - ive seen it in my tank - once the community gets a sniff of a wounded tank mate - its soon a feeding frenzy.

Just an idea but if the water stats are fine (and heater and filters are fine) then its a case of an unknown cause - very annoying I know but a part of fishkeepoing im afraid
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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:20 am

Oh that's a shame, K but it's often difficult to tell exactly why a fish dies. I found my Fantail dead last week for no apparent reason. I hate the unexplained deaths the most... tantrum

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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:44 am

Me too - I had a dead praecox rainbow yesterday - again no apparent reason - swimming one day dead the next - frustrating!

sorry for your loss K
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PostSubject: Re: random death!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:01 pm

sorry to hear of yor loss K hope the rest of your fish are ok


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