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awrieger

Suzy's Gone

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Four days ago, I noticed a lot of small frothy bubbles on the surface of the big tank, and Suzy looking a bit quiet. All water tests were fine, but I did a large water change anyway suspecting something was wrong due to the bubbles, but to no avail and too late, or it made the situation worse. I don't know if the bubble froth was a cause or a symptom, but they disappeared after the water change.

Suzy deteriorated quickly and died today a few hours ago. No white poop or anything. He just went quiet, then flipped, then died.

He was my biggest and best fish and it was a really tragic feeling pulling his body out of the tank and feeling how heavy he actually was for the first and last time. I weighed him at 480 grams, just over a pound in weight.

I'm not feeling anything right now. I'm numb. I'm in shock. The speed of it and not expecting it and not knowing why... The one fish I never expected to lose as he was always a picture of health and grew big and fat. Four days ago he was fine, but today my magnificent Suzy is gone.

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Another recent sad event for me was Big Red, the goldfish who has been with me the longest right from the beginning, finally passed away two weeks ago. Unlike Suzy's death, I was pretty much expecting it as he was riddled with viral tumours so it was only a matter of time. If there were tumours on the inside as large as they became on the outside, it surprised me that he actually lasted as long as he did.

I never took any pictures of him once the tumours grew large because I preferred to remember him the way he was when he won Goldfish Paradise' Goldfish of the Year (Telescope). Like Suzy, he too was a magnificent fish. I'll miss you greatly Big Red, old friend.

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I'm so sorry you lost them AW :( Suzy and Big Red were both beautiful fish and obviously very special to you. It is very sad news :hug

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:( That's sad that you lost them,they were beautiful fish. :heart

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Sorry to hear this AW :cry1 . Suzy was a magnificent fish as was your prize winning Big Red.

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So sorry you lost two such beautiful fish. You were an excellent carer and helped them grow to their full potential, and you should feel proud that they lived such happy lives with you :heart

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:( I am so sorry to read this! Suzy and Big Red were both very beautiful and some of the nicest fish I have seen. I know how much you loved them and how much you are missing them. I hope you feel better soon. :heart

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I am so sorry AW! They were both so gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon. :heart

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Thanks everyone. I just have this sick hollow feeling in my stomach today every time I think about it.

An odd thing is that I thought the water change may have been a problem because the other three ryukins, Ferdy, Basil and Buzz went quiet and nose down into the corners as well for two days so I was really worried about them too. But less than an hour after removing Suzy's body, they were back to their normal selves swimming around fine.

Maybe a sick or dying fish gives off chemicals that makes other fish feel nauseous, as an hour is about the time it would take for the filter carbon to remove most of whatever it was, but it was only so noticeable because Suzy was a larger fish.

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:heart Oh, I am so sorry, they were both beautiful goldfish, I always enjoyed seeing their pictures. I hope you start to feel better soon!

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What beautiful fish! What an awful loss! They were gorgeous! :cry1

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I'm so sorry for your loss of two stunning fish.Hope you feel better soon :hug

:rip: Suzy and Big Red :cry1

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Oh, I'm soooo sorry about your fish. :(

:rip: Big Red and Suzy...

Hope you feel better.

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They were both so beautiful may they RIP and hope you feel better soon

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How gutting AW - they were both magnificent guys :heart

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that is sad. to lose 2 beautiful fish in such a short space of time. my thoughts are with you.

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:( Hope you feel beeter for their lost.

:rip: Big Red and Suzy

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