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Rest in peace, and I'm sorry...

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 6, 2012, 5:06 PM
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Playing: Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Drinking: Pepsi Throwback


...My precious albino pleco Vincent died yesterday...
I didn't do any research before I acted, and I put "No More Algae" in the tank because there was a TINY AMOUNT OF ALGAE.  ...Now I find out it's best to just manually remove the algae...   The "No More Algae" chemical f*cked up the PH really badly, and Vincent became VIOLENTLY ill in an insanely short amount of time.  By the time I noticed it, it was too late.  I changed the water, put in a PH stabilizer, and medication for his stress and sickness, but it was too late.

...I loved that fish.
I had him since he was a tiny little speck.
I'll be honest, I rarely actually cry about dead fish, but Vincent was special, and yesterday I was not doing so well about this.
But I cried my face off, and now I feel a bit better, but still...
...It was all my fault.

...I'm sorry Vincent...you were awesome...I will miss you, and for many reasons, I won't be able to replace you.



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:iconwho-stole-my-name:
who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NO IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT AT ALL! D:<
I've heared many many people are having trouble with that product or anything with sodium bromide in them, they don't display proper warnings on the bottles and the instructions are unclear.
you only did what you tought was best for your fish friends, some algae can be dangerous for their health.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Someone did tell me that one of the complaints on Amazon.com was "It killed all my fish -- the algae is fine". -_- I wish I had looked into it first...ugh.

I will NEVER use it again. I threw it out IMMEDIATELY.
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good :nod: it's not something that should be for sale for pet fish, it can be used on large fish ponds but it's disastrous on tanks x____x

so don't blame yourself ok? :)
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm feeling less guilty now that I've seen that I'm not the only one this has happened to. I just wish it wasn't on the market to begin with. >:[
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ThatPokeyGuy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
): I know how you feel, I had a cat once...

When I was little me and my brothers would treat him badly (Not inhumanely but enough to drive him literally insane >_>)

I regret every possible way I and my brothers have treated that cat and now I'll never get him back -_-
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, cats are fragile like that -- they never seem to get over that kind of treatment. And the guilt stays with you a long time...but remember, you were young. We all make mistakes when we are young, and we learn from them.
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ThatPokeyGuy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I know,

But I just wish I could do things right with that cat v_v
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ThatPokeyGuy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
That being said though, I feel your pain about losing a pet...

Needless to say I don't have the same sympathy about fish though o: (Am I considered mentally unstable if I laughed when my fish died? O.o)

But pets are still loved ones (Apparently not fish in my case o_o) and I loved my cat Spike very much ): Sure I abused him but I was little and didn't know any better ;___;

So yeah, I understand -_-
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AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I am feeling your pain too right now Nyaasu. I just found out that my betta fish Tryson passed away while I wasn't at home. I had him for two and a half years, that boy was everything to me. He was the only one I could have up north with me while I was away at school, I took him home and back so many times - and the one time I don't bring him back up north with me, he won't be there to greet me when I come home.

I'm such a mess right now and no one understands my pain. People just think they are fish, just pretty things to look at in a bowl but to people like me and you, they are so much more than that.

I hope you are doing well with the passing of Vincent, I send you the biggest internet hug right now because you are the only one that understands my pain and loss over our beloved fish.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so sorry to hear that... ;_; That's a sad ending to such a wonderful companion. You're right, though, people DON'T understand, they think that if you can't physically touch it that it isn't a companion animal, but sometimes you can strongly bond yourself to any kind of animal, even a fish.

I return your internet hug, and I hope you are feeling OK, also. :huggle:
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