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  1. Thank you all. Thanks Dan. Mom is not doing well.
  2. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFlKm4iRU6g&feature=youtu.be
  3. The fellow who came over has a whole pond full{3300 gal} of pearlscales. he claims they like to rub on things. He has some breeders who have 0 scales. As long as he is ok I am happy. I have removed the potential problems that could have caused this.{see blog}
  4. Back in quarantine after scuffing up his scales. With Nitrofuracen green. {Thanks Cynthia } and just 'cause I think this is a cute pic
  5. And more changes... First I want to say~ Thanks for letting me vent my frustrations about losing Charlie. I know I said I would give up keep GF. I think I say that every time, just out of frustration. I am happy to say with less fish, my tank is looking great and parameters are awesome. I had some trouble yesterday though.... Sumo gets to be a bit of a top skimmer after eating sometimes.{too much at once perhaps} and goes up into the floating plants. Yesterday when lights came on I was upset to see all the scales on his sides were barely hanging on him. I immediately thought the synodontis did this. I removed him to a bucket and set about finding him a good home. Along with his cave. As the day went on I also thought it was possibly the fact that he goes up into those plants and wiggles around. That maybe the action of doing so broke his scales off. I removed them. I found a great person who loves and keeps lots of goldfish and has other tanks too. He had a 55 with not many fish, and no GF. He came and picked up the catfish. He got to see my set up and he took a look at Sumo. He thought the catfish wouldn't have stopped at just the scales. He would have had chunks missing too. But to be safe and not sorry I let him take my beautiful cat. He loved Moby and said he looks healthy and beautiful. So Sumo is once again in qt with nitrofuracen green, per Cynthia's recommendation, to make sure he doesn't get a bacterial or fungal infection. He is just as active as ever, and is eating. Hope you are all doing well.
  6. Thanks for all the encouragement and sentiments. You are all so kind. The 30{actually over 35} year old fish I know personally is a retired maroon clownfish. But I have heard of some fw fish in the 10-15 year range. This was a devastating blow at a bad time. I have been feeling for the last few weeks something terrible was about to happen. I will see my last fish through however long they are with me. After that, I may be calling it quits. You can be as good and try as hard as you want, but it never makes it any easier to lose one. Each time it gets harder for me. I used to love to fish. Until one day I was out in the ocean and hooked into a marlin. He gave me a good fight, and after an hour and ten minutes I was able to "bring him in" His dorsal was slashed nearly off by the line. He looked so stressed, as my bil worked to free him. Finally free, he held him alongside the boat and finally let him go. I worried about that fish for so long. And still to this day I think of his big eye glaring at me. It changed my thoughts on fishing forever. I could never fish again, unless my life depended on it....and I don't see that happening. This kind of feels similar. If you can understand that
  7. Thank you all. I feel so horrible. Maybe keeping fish is just wrong. I envy the people with 10 and 30 year old fish...
  8. Thank you all. I finally brought myself to prepare him for his burial. I will ask Troy to help place him deep enough. I just cannot keep having my heart ripped out. I have never encountered fish as difficult as these imported goldfish. I don't know why I did not give this up 20 dead goldfish ago.....
  9. Thank you Daniel.Last night as he was dying I placed him in a five gallon bucket next to the tank. I still can't bring myself to go to the bucket and look at him. I am numb.
  10. Charlie has passed away. My friend Cynthia thinks from his symptoms he possibly had fish TB. I have been going through a total nightmare with my mom this week. She had a stroke and no one at the nursing home did anything for her for over a week. She is in the hospital right now. Life throws me crap in huge waves. Not sure why that is ... My water is perfect, so it had to be something internal. I went to do my weekly water change last evening and Charlie was on his last breath. I am considering giving up keeping fish at all for now. I am so sorry sweet Charlie.My heart is shattered once again. Rest in peace Charlie
  11. So yeah..that wasn't the final final..lol. I removed the bigger cave just to be safe and not sorry.
  12. Me too Marcus. This was born out of necessity to keep things cleaner for the fish. According to my filter sock & test kits~ Less fish and less stuff is adding up to MUCH cleaner water. Less problems in the long run is my hope. I have just lost way too many of these beautiful guys. Thanks so much.
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