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Apistogramma Male Death

Clancey Fritsch

New Member
Hi all my apistogramma agassizii double red male passed away this morning and I am very sad :( I noticed last night after work he had a very swollen eye. He was perfectly fine in the morning eating and enjoying life. Then that night I noticed his right eye was ginormous. It was about 11 at night and I wanted to do a water change (because I looked it up and said it could be because of water quality, i had not cleaned the tank in about a week because of school starting) but I couldn't because I had school this morning very early. So I fed them (and he ate) and put some melafix in and went to bed. I woke up this morning to find him dead. And it seemed like awhile. I keep wanting to blame myself but on the other hand I feel like nothing could be done. If anyone has been through this I'd like to know what the problem was. He is my first show male and I loved him very much and I spent good money and time on him and the community tank and I am very deeply saddened. The female, Otos, and tetras are all doing fine. Sorry for the long post
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
This happens to most aquarists. Fish like most animals are very good at hiding disease problems. It's a survival mechanism. Sorry for your loss.
 

Clancey Fritsch

New Member
This happens to most aquarists. Fish like most animals are very good at hiding disease problems. It's a survival mechanism. Sorry for your loss.
Mike this is kinda urgent! My fish is alive and not well. I have no idea what I buried in my garden I swore it was him. His eyes look terrible and seems as if he is completely blind. What should I do?
 

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