SAD DAY , my regal died!

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  1. irshaad

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    Man am i dissappointed :(
    My regal started acting strange 2 days ago, he just hid behind a rock close to the glass in the shade, and didnt move much. Wouldnt even come out to eat, which he normally went crazy for.
    Yesterday when i cam home, i found him stuck on the powerhead :(
    I've had him for a year now, and got him when he was very tiny, 4-5cm long.
    I dnt kno what was the cause, i've checkd water params, everything is as always, nothing has recently changed either, the corals and other fish are still active as always. I have noticed a small mark close to the head of the regal, not sure what it is though. Could he have been stung by my BTA? What are the symptoms of fish who are stung?

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  3. Sentari

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    Shame man sorry for your loss. Lovely fish!
     
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    So sorry to hear bud:imsorry:
     
  5. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    wow those pics dont look real. And i cant see anything unusual, did you dry him before the photo, they usually look more slimy out of water. looks fat still?? something maybe on his eye in the second photo. his fins look torn a bit??
     
  6. irshaad

    irshaad Thread Starter

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    Had him on a paper-towel, that's probably what dried him off.
    Found the cleaner shrimp by him when i came home, not sure how long he was dead for, and if the mark on the eye was caused by the shrimp.
    2 days previously he was eating as usual, nori, flake, mysis.. I've never had much problems with him, white spot only when i just got him, nothing after that
     
  7. Jaak

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    Eish, sorry to hear mate...
     
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    Really sorry to hear buddy
     
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    RIP
     
  10. Al

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    Sorry to hear, never nice to loose a fish. Wasnt he maybe harassed by another fish. His Tail looks a bit shredded.
     
  11. irshaad

    irshaad Thread Starter

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    My fish (yellow, clown, stripe-damsel, regal) get along quite well , never any fighting or harassment and all are "residents" for a year.
    It's the first time the regal's tail lookd like that. He was stuck on the powerhead, which couldve shredded the tail.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    That's REALLY sorry to hear, Irshaad. I know what it's like to loose a really favourite fish..... I felt REALLY down the dumps when I lost my big one :(

    Well - keep your chin up mate. You will feel better in at most a week. I know - I did.
     
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    Very sorry for your loss - I think all of us know the feeling:(
     
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    :( be strong
     
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    Sorry to hear boet...its not lekker to lost a favorite fish...
     
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    Really sorry to hear man :(
     
  17. Tony

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    Sorry to hear.
     
  18. Andreas

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    Sorry about the loss.:(
     
  19. regis

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    Dam That Is Sad, Sorry Dude
     
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    Sorry to hear man - always sucks when you don't know why a fish died :(


    hell, it suck when they die... period!
     
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    Really sorry to hear, never nice loosing an inmate.
     
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