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i was up late last night watching youtube videos of a guys brand new $30 jawfish being eatin by his arrow crab and i was thinking someone must have worse. so does anyone have something that can top that? like a $100 dollar or more new angle hanging out of the mouth of there lionfish the next day? i love to here your stories:-D
 

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when i upgraded my reef not to long ago a few of my corals had some chemical warfare making the tank milky white and killing off alot of my livestock. i lost all lps and sps corals and a few fish and inverts. it wasnt a complete tank crash and i dont want to think how much money i lost but it was over $100.
 

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I came home one day in my freshwater aquarium to find that a Giant Gourami (not the big one, the small one with the common name of "giant") was chasing a 6'' Albino Oscar and beating him senseless. The Oscar was one of my prized fish... gorgeous. Never in a million years did I expect a 3'' Gourami to cause problems for an Oscar twice its size. Dollar wise, this wasn't much of a loss, but i will never forget this one.
 

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damn that must of sucked! oscars are so beautiful! there the lionfish of the freshwater world in my opinion. my dad use to have a tiger oscar i believe it was called. it easily dominated his 55 gallon tank! he couldn't put another fish in there. he always tried to putt a catfish in there but it just ended up being a $6-$9 snack for him. the thing would eat so many feeder goldfish at once you could see the things though his gills!
 

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Here's one for you guys....... about 7 years ago I had a 200 gallon (sort of a community tank)... the only things in this particular tank were a really great lava rock formation that I designed, two large Convict Cichlids (male and female), a very large freshwater blue lobster (that eventhough it wasn't that big, still held it's own against the Convicts), and a very large Chinese Arrowana (if I remember correctly it must have been between 18 and 22 inches long). Anyway, I was doing a monthly water testing and water change (vacuuming,scrubing ...everything), and I had the glass tops off of the aquarium. I also had friends over (basketball season),watching a Laker game while I was cleaning. Well, something happened in the game that excited everyone and all of the guys and gals jumped up and screamed, etc. etc. I guess this spooked the crap out of the arrowana because he took a jetting leap out of the surface of the water (faster that I thought those things could swim) and leaped out of the tank (which was near a wall) and SMACKED right into the wall, face first. Believe it or not, he killed himself. I don't know how... maybe it was from shock because I didn't think he hit himself that hard, but whatever the case.... he died :-(
 

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{Shaking head from side to side}

Arrowana are something else. I remember many years ago when my mom called me one day at work. She heard our arrowana flopping around on the floor upstairs and didn't know how to pick it up. It was a good 18-24 inches in size. I told her to wrap it with a wet bath towell and throw it back into the tank.

Fortunately it lived. Funny story however.
 

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Ahhhh yes, the Clown Goby on the sweater.

So, my current 54 gallon reef is an upgrade from a 38 gallon. The Clown Goby was a happy fish in this tank, which I ran open top. I added a Six Line Wrasse and the troubles began. One day I noticed my Clown Goby had disappeared. I assumed that it was killed by the Six Line Wrasse and then eaten by the crabs and snails. Or perhaps it jumped out of the tank and was eaten by my dog.

A couple of months (?) went by and then one day my wife (then fiance) starts screaming at me from the other room. She had found our Clown Goby, dead and dried up, attached to one of her sweaters. LOL I'm not sure how it got there, but I assume the dog carried it into the other room and dropped it on her sweater!
 

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I'm only sharing this one (non-fish related) because of your sweater story.

One Thanksgiving, I went to cut into my plate of turkey and my brother's chameleon (which had been missing for approx. 2 days), leapt off of my plate and went running to parts unknown. I hadn't seen it and must have grazed it with the knife. I set off a chain reaction scream around the table.

Fast forward a few days when my mother went to change the sheets on my brother's bed. Tucked in the bottom of the sheet at the foot of the bed was the dried dead chameleon.

Ewwwww......
 

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Ahhhh yes, the Clown Goby on the sweater.

So, my current 54 gallon reef is an upgrade from a 38 gallon. The Clown Goby was a happy fish in this tank, which I ran open top. I added a Six Line Wrasse and the troubles began. One day I noticed my Clown Goby had disappeared. I assumed that it was killed by the Six Line Wrasse and then eaten by the crabs and snails. Or perhaps it jumped out of the tank and was eaten by my dog.

A couple of months (?) went by and then one day my wife (then fiance) starts screaming at me from the other room. She had found our Clown Goby, dead and dried up, attached to one of her sweaters. LOL I'm not sure how it got there, but I assume the dog carried it into the other room and dropped it on her sweater!

LOL! Now THAT.... is a great story. Love it!
 

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1. I lost my tikus pearlscales to a senegal bichir that I forgot resided in the pond for nearly two years. I was heartbroken by the loss. I wanted to sell the bichir but later on, I decided to keep her and let her reside in the pond.

2. Fish TB. Don't even get me started on this.

3. My comet and shubunkin suffered horribly bloodshot fins with blisters due to the pond water going 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Had to move them to a 10g hospital tank and do 3 water changes in a day. The issue healed itself overnight despite the fins already bleeding slightly.

4. Apollo shark jumped to another tank in 2006 or 2007 to my shock. If the other tank had been enclosed, he could have jumped to his death. None of the fish in the other tank were eaten fortunately.

5. Tank seams burst that I had to keep 17 loaches temporarily in a 10g spare tank.

I could keep ranting but I'll stop here now.
 

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:shock: You've had more than your fair share!
J/C- what type of 17 loaches were in a 10g QT?
The Yasuhikotakia modesta and Syncrossus helodes. They were 3-4 inches in length. Imagine being cramped in a 10g for at least 4-5 days.:roll:
 

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I killed one of my otos by accident. I removed a seaweed clip that had spinach in it and didn't notice the little guy was still on the clip. Crushed him. Ewwww.
One of my clown loachs jumped ship and by the time I found him under the tank he was as dried up as a chili pepper and looked like one too. The sad thing is I never even knew he was missing!
 

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When I had my old 30G, I had three Tiger Barbs and One Peacock Eel jump out of the tank. An enclosed tank. In the same night.

I was pretty freaked out when I woke up to 4 dried fish on my floor.
 

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My 3 year old cousin got hold of my fishfood. Kid is too smart. she can open ziploc bags and screw open jars. And if she can't reach something too high, she gets chairs and stools to step on.

I found my pond full of food and water was cloudy. I had to net out all the food and do a partial water change. One of my betta tanks got dumped full of food too. I found the poor fish lying on the bottom, too full to swim. I thought he wouldn't make it, but thank goodness he did. I had to starve my fish for 3 days because of all the food they ate.

Kid is a bane to my fish (and the garden in general). I caught her drinking from the pond, dipping her hands into the aquariums, throwing bread and biscuits into the pond, ripping garden plants, getting a broom and waving it around randomly and breaking some flowerpots, shouting at the fish, and various other mischief. You just can't take your eyes away from her for a few minutes without something happening.

When I'm at school/work, whenever I think about my fish it's always followed by the thought "I hope my cousin hasn't killed my fish or herself yet..."
 

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This isn't really a fish horror story but my baby sister had dumped about $20 dollars worth of fishfood into my tanks in her lifetime.
 
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