"China" my mandarin died :'-(

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by sfboarders, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

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    Found "China" my green mandarin this morning on it's back in the sand. Not sure why it died. It was fat and big. I have plenty of pods all over my tank and glass. Must've not been dead for long before I found him because the shrimp and snails were not eating him. He was by a mycedium that has long sweeper tentacles but not sure if that would kill him. His stomach was not sunken in and I didn't see any wounds on him. He was a pretty fish and I enjoyed watching the smoke coming out of his gills. May you RIP. :((

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  2. Gonzo

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    How long did you have China?
     
  3. sfboarders

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    Not long at all. Maybe 8 months.
     
  4. screebo

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    RIP little dude. Yeah, sorry to hear it. They are just like the Harrier Jets when they blow sand around while hovering. Seems like C.B. mandarins are more common nowadays. I don't know if they have longer life expectancy. My green spotted is about at the 8 months mark now.
     
  5. Gonzo

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    Sorry to hear that man. He def looked fat and happy :)
     
  6. jellygeee

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    Sorry to hear the loss man. Hopefully you can find another Mandarin replacement. They are cool fish and have a cool mating process.
     
  7. GreshamH

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    While I've never seen a mycedium take one out, I can see it happening. China sure looks like a fat and sassy little dude in that picture (rather nice looking fish indeed) so I doubt it was a health issue.
     
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    They are so beautiful sorry to hear of your loss. It sucks when the good ones go.
     
  9. JAR

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    Bummer
     

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