Un Cachito de la vida

Un Cachito

Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

Either my fish miss me to death, there's some evil fish killer lurking around, or I have really bad fish luck. You may remember not too long ago I posted about my fish luck. In the month or two since, I've lost two more fish. Around the end of June, I bought a Plecostomus to help keep my aquarium clean. It's basically a catfish-like algae eater. It did fine for the few days I saw it, and then I went on a business trip.Because I was forced to stay a week longer than anticipated, my fish weren't properly fed. When I came back, I couldn't find the Plecostomus until I started seeing bits and pieces of him spread around. Looks like he had been pretty well devoured - and I didn't know my Mollies were carniverous. Please bow and give him (or her) a moment of silence.Then yesterday I came home from another short trip to find one of my fish, a hyperactive albino Molly, missing. I then found him (or her) motionless at the top of the tank wedged between the filter and the plexiglass. Another moment of silence please.I don't really know why he died. I didn't leave out tons of food, but going 1 day without food shouldn't be a problem. Maybe he was freaked out from eating catfish. Who knows? Since the fish only die when I'm not around, I figure it's a secret fish killer that comes in when I'm gone. Oh well, tonight I'm getting a roommate to help scare off the demons.

Posted by charr at 1:16 PM

Reader Comments

pay close attention to the appearance of the fish. Slight changes could indicate serious health problems for the fish. For instance if they start losing a few of their scales or they start growing cottony looking stuff on their fins. Also a fish that doesn't swim straight may be in for some trouble. When all is said and done it comes down to survival of the fittest.

Posted by Anonymous at August 7, 2006 10:33 AM

Thanks for the advice. I didn't notice anything unusual, but also didn't look real hard.In more tragic news, I just came home from another week-long trip and another fish had died, though this was apparently because my roommate forgot to feed them.

Posted by Cameron at August 14, 2006 9:26 AM

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