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Loss of one of "The Odd Couple"....

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Hi guys…I hope you are all well.

I’ve not posted for a while due to my new found passion of guitar lessons taking up most of my time and finances, along with my normal and loved routine tank maintenance.

It’s been a few weeks now, but back in February I sadly lost one of the “Odd Couple”….the fantail Shubunkin (See image below). He has now been added to the fishy graveyard plot, part of our rear garden flower-bed, along with “The Pink Lady” and “Gentle Wen” to name a few.

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I debated what to do, should I get a new mate for “Nelson” the one eyed fantail, or just abandon the cold-water aspect of the tank, and set up a new tropical community? I decided to place Nelson in with the other three established guys (The Codfather, Marty, and Rocky) in the kitchen tank, but leave “Mick Jagger” the Chinese sucker in the second tank until I made a decision regarding new stock. I introduced all these fish in my article….http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/106352-my-fishy-family/

I decided to re-incarnate my passion of many years ago for the tropical varieties, less work in the long run. Since then I have bought new heaters and re-stocked the tank with some new inhabitants, namely…

  • 12 Neon Tetra’s.
  • 6 Harlequins.
  • 2 Dwarf Red Gourami’s.
  • 2 Dwarf Powder Blue Gourami’s.
  • 6 Platy’s.
  • 3 Panda Corydora’s.
  • 3 Five Stripped Barb’s.

I know what a lot of you will say, but I kept the Chinese sucker (Mick Jagger) in with them also……I don’t know if it is the higher temperature (I keep it a constant 80 degrees (80 °F = 26,7 °C)), or the fact that none of the new family are considered a threat, but I never see him during the day. He shuts himself away in his ornamental ship, coming out only at night. In the two months since I started the new community, I have not lost a single fish (Touching wood), and without wishing to tempt fate, all seems well at the moment.

Here is the new tank….

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In the several weeks since the set-up I have also had some new arrivals…..Platy fry, about 6 of them. I managed to capture one on film….

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Here is Nelson in with the “Wild Bunch”…

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I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress, and status of the new community soon…..

Edited by Phillyn17

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I'm very sorry for your loss, Phil, and I wish you luck on your endeavors!

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I'm sorry you lost your lovely fish, Phil. Keep us posted on how the tanks develop.

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I'm very sorry for your loss, Phil, and I wish you luck on your endeavors!

Thanks Georgia....much appreciated!!

I'm sorry you lost your lovely fish, Phil. Keep us posted on how the tanks develop.

Thanks Sue....will do!!

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IM very sorry for your loss!!!!!

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IM very sorry for your loss!!!!!

Thanks Heidi....I hope you are keeping well?

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IM very sorry for your loss!!!!!

Thanks Heidi....I hope you are keeping well?

I am doing very well. Thanks for asking.

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Oh, Phil! We've been together so long that it feels like I lost him, too. :( I'm very sorry for your loss.

I hope you enjoy your tropicals! :heart

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Oh, Phil! We've been together so long that it feels like I lost him, too. :( I'm very sorry for your loss.

I hope you enjoy your tropicals! :heart

Yeah...he must have been about 10 I think, maybe 12, I can't remember.....I'm getting old!!! LOL!!!

Thanks very much Tammy......take care of yourself!! :hi

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Sorry to hear this Phil! hope you are keeping well.

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Sorry to hear this Phil! hope you are keeping well.

Very well thanks Steve, Cheers!!

I'm covering the West Country next week......my colleague has very selfishly taken some holiday leave!!!

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Very sorry for your loss Phil

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Very sorry for your loss Phil

Thanks Lis.....

We've not spoken before, I hope you are enjoying your time on Koko's?

Take care!!

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Phil, I was just thinking of you the other day. I'm sorry to see you back with such sad news! :(

I hope everyone in your new setup thrives! :hug

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While I'm sorry for your loss, I am also excited for your new endeavor. Good luck and I'm looking forward to updates. :)

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I'm so sorry for your loss, Phil :bighug

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I'm so sorry, Phil! :(

In other news, I hope we will get to see some guitar performances soon! :)

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Phil, I was just thinking of you the other day. I'm sorry to see you back with such sad news! :(

I hope everyone in your new setup thrives! :hug

Thanks Jen .... much appreciated!! a-flower-for-her.gif

While I'm sorry for your loss, I am also excited for your new endeavor. Good luck and I'm looking forward to updates. :)

Thanks Mr B.....

I'm so sorry for your loss, Phil :bighug

Cheers Mikey ..... how you keeping? :hi

I'm so sorry, Phil! :(

In other news, I hope we will get to see some guitar performances soon! :)

Cheers Alex ...... I don't think Mr Clapton has anything to worry about, but I'm getting there slowly. I might fill the Albert Hall yet....LOL!!

I hope you are keeping well?

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Very good.....is he the lead guitarist or the guy on the white Stratocaster in the background?

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Thanks, Phil. He's the lead, kid with the red hair. We told him he had to move around a bit. Most Norwegian kids just stand there like their feet were nailed to the stage.

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Very good Sue....you must be so proud of him!! :thumbup2:

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I'm doing well :) how have you been? :)

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Sorry for your loss Phil. Such a gorgeous fish! :heart

Have fun with the tropical and keep us updated with lots of pics! :D

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Very sorry for your loss Phil

Thanks Lis.....

We've not spoken before, I hope you are enjoying your time on Koko's?

Take care!!

I'm really enjoying being a member of the Koko's community, thank you :D

I remember your pictures of before and after when your tank had algae issues. You got the filter that I now have, and within 3 days the water was crystal clear :) I didn't realise that was your tank until I saw this post! Once again, I'm so sorry for your loss, it really was a beautiful fish

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