09-15-2009, 05:03 PM
| || | Poor Derek :(
My Plec Derek seemed really quiet since Sunday, then I noticed he was lying on his back, at first we thought he was dead but his mouth was moving so realized he wasnt, I hadnt seen him eat for a few days so I put some cucumber in and he wouldnt touch it, I tried putting his wafers right near his mouth nothing...then he was upright again but didnt move much at all for a few days...Then tonight (if your squeamish dont read on
) We noticed he had a big hole in his stomach :( my weather loaches I think had been eating him and he was still alive:(. I am so squeamish I love my fish but when they become ill and look bad I throw up...I didnt know what to do so I called round my neighbours who came and got him out the tank, And shortly after he passed away.
He was about 8 or 9. He looked so thin like you could see ripples in his body that weren't there before im sure, I wonder what was wrong. Poor little thing ill sure miss him stuck to the side of my tank and im so sad about it :(