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post #1 of 9 Old 08-26-2010, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Lost One of My Congos

I came home tonight and found my biggest, oldest male Congo floating in the tank. I notices earlier in the week that he seemed to be breathing faster than normal. But he was still active and eating. Needless to say I was bummed. It did give me a chance to actually measure him. He was a full 4".
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-26-2010, 01:00 AM
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I came home tonight and found my biggest, oldest male Congo floating in the tank. I notices earlier in the week that he seemed to be breathing faster than normal. But he was still active and eating. Needless to say I was bummed. It did give me a chance to actually measure him. He was a full 4".
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aw sorry to hear that.. is there a chance he could have died of old age?
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-26-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Mmmmm....possibly. He was an adult when I bought him and I've had him for a little over 2 years. I believe their lifespan is only about 5 years. But the fast breathing is what bothers me. I don't know if it was maybe because he was getting ready to go or if it was caused by something else and may have weakened him.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-26-2010, 04:56 AM
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I'm so sorry about your fish. He certainly was full grown wasn't he? That's a pretty impressive size.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-26-2010, 03:12 PM
poor thing at least he had a long good life

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I came home tonight and found my biggest, oldest male Congo floating in the tank. I notices earlier in the week that he seemed to be breathing faster than normal. But he was still active and eating. Needless to say I was bummed. It did give me a chance to actually measure him. He was a full 4".
R.I.P. Congo tetra.
4"? That's a nice sized Congo. What a bummer. I'm sorry. I know how exactly you feel.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-27-2010, 06:58 AM
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I hear that, 4" is a nice congo, they are beautiful fish. I'm sorry you lost one

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-27-2010, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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So sorry for your loss. T&Ps
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