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The aquatic plague

The most disturbing thing happened to us this week. One of the first things I do when I get home and put my stuff down is go turn on the lights over our aquarium. The fish have been looking somewhat sluggish, but Brandon and I cleaned our tank two weeks ago so it couldn’t have been that the tank was dirty. As I walked up to the aquarium to greet our little fishies, I saw, to my horror, the largest member of our tank floating upside down. He wasn’t alone either… one of the oldest members of our fish family also kicked the bucket. Poor zebra and blinky… they were nice fellows. They were old timers- it would have been a year that they were brought home from the pet store this month. Clearly, we are sad to see them go. It all started with one fish being sick. Before we knew it, it seemed as though this plague was spreading. A few days prior, one of our fish, Cobbler, started getting little white spots all over his little body and the following day he died. I decided that it was time to clean out the aquarium. I was a determined woman. Usually cleaning the fish tank is a two man job, but not this day. Brandon was working late and I had no idea how long he would be. As I cleaned the tank I discovered two other dead fish. It was so disgusting, but if the rest of the clan was going to be saved, cleaning the tank was their only hope. Brandon got home and helped me and before we knew it, the tank was sparkling. I hope this has rid the infestation that took over our beloved aquarium. Now we just have to mourn the loss of our fish family that have gone on to bluer seas.

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One Response to “The aquatic plague”

  1. tristan
    December 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    so sad! the same thing happened to my fish tank a while ago. i had all the names of my fish written down. glad to see you have healed since the loss and decided to get new fish!

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