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jeaninel 08-26-2010 12:46 AM

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".
R.I.P. Congo tetra. :-(

dorabaker 08-26-2010 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 456026)
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. :-(

aw sorry to hear that.. is there a chance he could have died of old age?

jeaninel 08-26-2010 01:21 AM

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.

Romad 08-26-2010 04:56 AM

I'm so sorry about your fish. He certainly was full grown wasn't he? That's a pretty impressive size.

RIP tetra

kitten_penang 08-26-2010 03:12 PM

poor thing at least he had a long good life

aunt kymmie 08-26-2010 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 456026)
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. :-(

JohnnyD44 08-27-2010 06:58 AM

I hear that, 4" is a nice congo, they are beautiful fish. I'm sorry you lost one

jeaninel 08-27-2010 11:13 AM

Thanks guys.

MoltenFury 09-21-2010 07:19 PM

So sorry for your loss. T&Ps


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