10-03-2007, 10:27 AM
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Okay... last night I found something that completely creeped me out. Normally I check my fish tank a couple times a day, but yesterday was one of those days where I kept getting distracted by phone calls, etc., when I came home from work. So the evening passes by and right before bed I usually go and feed the fish.
As I approached the fish tank I noticed there is...something...on top of the glass of the tank. Not sure that I really want to find out I approach anyway, and there...dead...dried out....and petrified is one of my dojo loaches. Now understand...I painstakingly cut and assembled the tanks top covers to make sure there was only enough room for the filtration systems to reach the water. So I am not only confused as to how this guy got out…but why he appeared contorted…and petrified in this crazy position. It was so disturbing. The night before he was in the tank eating his food, like he normally does, and I can’t imagine what took place that ended with him dead on top of the tank. I can’t seem to wrap my mind around how it happened because I looked all around for any possible way a fish that size could get out. He was no small fry by any means so...I just....I dunno what on earth happened.
This was the dojo who was recently acting strange that I posted about in the Freshwater disease section...but since his last quarantine I hadn’t seen any other symptoms. Maybe there was something still wrong with him, but it doesn’t explain what happened. I know fish can jump out and all but…this was just so bizarre. Anywho...I hope this never happens again...I have been weirded out since yesterday and am hesitant to approach my tank and find something like that again.