Suicidal mandarin dies in leap of faith

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by mandarinman, 24 Dec 2007.

  1. mandarinman

    mandarinman

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    During 10 percent water change mandarin leaped from tank unnoticed by mandarinman. Hanging my head in shame i announce i found him next to the tank in a dried and shrivelled state with open expectant eyes, although no suicide note was found no foul play is suspected. in honour of the dead I now ask my name be changed to mandarinless man
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Alfie

    Alfie

    Joined:
    5 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    1,607
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Sorry to hear this.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland
    Bugger Sorry mate :(
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    sorry to hear man!ive been down that road quite a few times
     
  6. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    snuk snuk

    i watched this oke eat everyday for eleven months. i am not sure what i am going to replace the little oke with
     
  7. gaz19

    gaz19

    Joined:
    10 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    1,783
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    durban,kloof
    anouther mandarin?
     
  8. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    maybe

    maybe one of the green spotty type ones, what are they called?
     
  9. IMarine

    IMarine

    Joined:
    20 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    walmer estate capetown
    sorry

    sorry bra
     
  10. DragonReef

    DragonReef

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Durban, ZA
    Sorry about your loss dude. I lost a Mandarin to a powerhead after having kept it for 10 months. I was devasted.
    Got another one though and this guy has been around for 8 months now, nice and fat. I got no powerheads anywhere near rocks now.
     
  11. sunburst

    sunburst

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,419
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Durban
    Commiserations Mandarin man. As Mekaeel said, many of us have been down this road. Dragon honored your loss, with a touching story and i would like to do the same.

    How can a fish that is the picture of serenity and tranquility; suddenly blast out the top of your tank? That was the question i asked myself, when mine also took the leap.

    I have a purple tang that befriended mine, and they would spend a lot of time going through this strange ritual of going up and down the back corner of my old tank. It was almost as though the tang was hypnotized or in a trance. Movements were slow (especially for a tang) and now that i think of it just bizarre. Undulations from bottom to top would take about 15 secs. The mandarin would always be slightly above the tang with lots of body contact. I then read up, that Mandarin pairs had spawned in captivity. I then associated this strange behaviour to "the need". :biggrin:I then decided to find this guy a wife. He must have known what i was thinking because he committed suicide soon after. :79:
     
  12. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

    Joined:
    18 May 2007
    Posts:
    884
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    The Bay of KZN
    Sorry to hear, I once removed some rock from my tank and left it on the floor for the night. When clearing the mess the following night I found my best aquatic friend turned into biltong. MIDASBLENNIE.
     
  13. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Bracken
    My condolences bud.
     
  14. Hill

    Hill

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Auckland
    Sorry to hear dude.

    Excellent, almost fell off my chair :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. DragonReef

    DragonReef

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Durban, ZA
    Classic Sean :lol:
     
  16. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    lol @ Sunburst
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Suicidal mandarin dies Forum Date
Suicidal Firefish Marine Fish Discussions 10 Aug 2008
Leopard wrasse and Mandarin dragonet General Discussions and Advice 11 Oct 2016
Urgent help needed Live Brine for skinny Mandarin Urgent Help Needed 22 Aug 2016
Mandarin Feeding Station General Discussions and Advice 20 Jul 2016
Food for Mandarins General Discussions and Advice 4 Jan 2016
[wtd] Mandarin - S. Slendidus Wanted 16 Oct 2015
Mandarin ► Sponsor Request Forum 19 Jun 2015