Death of Alpha male.

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Death of Alpha male.

Post by Stevie.K » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:30 pm

I went to check on my fish as usual this morning, to find one of my breeding alpha males dead. :cry:
He had come out of his usual cave around a week ago, which I thought was strange, but could see him hiding & looked ok.
I didn't see for a day or two, so I had a good look for him at the weekend & found him hiding, checked him again & he looked fine, just thought he was taking a well deserved break as he has before.
I had seen him hiding last night but today was dead!
I will post a pic at the weekend, he did have a red mark along his top side, I don't if it was a fighting injury?
He was one of my original fish that I had owned for 2 1/2 yrs & my first to breed from.
He was a hell of a fish rearing between 70 -80 fry flawlessly, & had only just reared 10 fry less than 2 months ago.
Even though everybody wants females, without a good male you may never get any fry raised.
He will be missed greatly,what a fish RIP. :pray:

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Post by Lifted193 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:36 pm

Stevie...sorry to hear about your loss.
I recently lost a zebra and can understand the disappointment. But at least he has provided you with many offsprings and a great experience.

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Post by jerry58 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:04 pm

Hi Stevie sorry to hear the bad news such a shame this could happen to any one of us and I feel your sorrow and wish you the best of luck from now on.

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Post by twinspots_goby » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:23 pm

a couple months ago, I just lost my breeding trio. I'm sharing the pain with you. :(
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Post by kingie11 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:29 pm

sorry for the loss

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Post by Jo's Zebs » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:13 am

So Sorry to hear this you must be gutted.
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