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  1. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie

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    My puffer fish decided this world was not good enough and decided to commit suicide. i am shattered he was my favorite fish. Why do fish do this Stress??? he has been fine for like 3 months in my tank what do you think happened.
     
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    Sorry to hear, what actually happened?
     
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    Hey man sorry about your loss.
     
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    awwww mike sorry to hear that, puffers certainly are wonderful fish.

    how did he commit suicide exactly? did he jump?
     
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    Sorry to hear Mike - can you please elaborate on EXACTLY what you saw, experienced and what the water parameters are, during this past few days?

    Did the fish still eat the last 2 / 3 days?
     
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    crispin yep took he took a jump. when i woke up i was looking for the guy in the tank and could not find him looked at the back and there he was in on the floor.
    jacquesb: he was eating fine even that day. I did a water change that day and everything was fine. used natural sea water that i brought up from the coast ( which i tested first and ps best quality water i have ever seen with testing). the only thing is i did see him eating one floating zoe head which had come off my urchin???

    i am definitely going to get another one they are such cool fish really upset.
     
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    Sorry about your loss man - sucks if fish think they can fly :(
     
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    sorry to hear this Mike
     
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    Sorry to hear
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    dude sorry to hear, being the characters they are its possible he chased a moth or something and tried to catch it? i wouldent put it past them.. either way its a loss..
     
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    My convict/engineer goby did the same thing today. Found him on the floor and got a fright, thought it was a small snake and then it dawned on me that it was my pride and joy on the floor.
    My wifes gonna be in the dog box for a long time for not spotting it.
    Really sad.
     
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    well i can't wait to get another one love these guys. what a fish.
     
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    sorry about the loss, i heard that a night light helps em not get a fright and jump. when we turn of room lights or turn them on can cause problem. please note this is hearsay and not personal experience
     
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    there is much anecdotal evidence to support this, this is why moonlights and actinics are quite popular to ease the major change when Mh lights go on or off.
     
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    Sorry to hear Mike :(
    I also had a few jumpers on my side when I had my old tank.
     
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