Thursday, November 30, 2006


I had to say goodbye to my good friend Nemo...he died this evening about 10 minutes ago. I only have one picture of him, and it's unfortunately kind-of far away.

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I hope he's not suffering anymore....


Blogger Dawn said...

RIP, Nemo

8:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

My poor little fishey....what do you do for a fish that's obviously dying? I tried treating his water, and putting him in a smaller bowl with nothing in it to hinder his swimming....but he's been dying for 3 days...I knew he would die, but I just kept hoping he'd pull out of it, you know?

Is is stupid to cry for a dead fish...?

4:50 AM  
Blogger Travel-Bug said...

My sympathies on your dead fishey. I had a fish named Oscar for a few years, he was well.. and Oscar. He had been living in a 55 gallow aquarium and was rather large. Talk about a disturbing thing to walk on when he's upside down and trying to swim, clearly in labored breathing. My dad said we couldn't do anything for him. I was distraught. They eventually just took him out of the tank to let him suffocate instead of suffer, but it was hindered by me screaming at them to put him back in the tank and calling my father and brother "killers" Eventually he did pass and I insisted on a proper burial. (He was too big to toss down the loo anyway) I cried for hours. So no. It's ok. *hugs*

7:12 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Yea...I don't think I could do that...I would have felt worse. He was swimming upside down, and in circles, and all kinds of strangely, when he did swim. Mostly he just laid in the bottom of the bowl I had him in. I felt horribly helpless...

I always flush my seems more appropriate to give them a 'water' burial.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

When they swim on their sides like that, it usually means there's nothing you can do for them. Fish just aren't meant to live very long, but you CAN get terribly attached to them.

::hugs:: I'm sorry.

2:06 PM  
Blogger E. Spificus said...

Sigh. I had a snail named Herman that lived in my aquarium several years ago. I got really attached to Herman and then one day noticed he wasn't moving around anymore. I was so traumatized I couldn't get another snail again :-(

3:33 PM  

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