Arofanatics Fish Talk Forums  

Go Back   Arofanatics Fish Talk Forums > The Guildhouse > AquaMedics Board & Pet Loss > Pet Loss

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2016, 11:21 PM   #1
kenghua
Arofanatic
 
kenghua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 78
Unhappy Death of my 7+ year old QH RTG

My 7+ year old RTG died on 23 Aug 2016.







When I came home after, it was already belly up, barely alive.

The picture below was taken on the following morning. As you can see, there were red pigment (blood?) on the outer rim of the scales. Other than that, there were no visible signs of injury (i.e scales dropped)

I would like to know what's the possible cause for it's death. Disease? Poisoning? Internal bleeding? (Other than the myth of aro dying in-place of it's master)

kenghua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 11:54 PM   #2
patclay
Dragon
 
patclay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,519
Default

Any unusual signs the aro showed days/weeks before it passed on?

How about the water perimeters? Did you do a check after it pass on?

Any new food you fed it recently or change in diet habit?
patclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 11:56 PM   #3
patclay
Dragon
 
patclay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,519
Default

A few years back my red aro of 6 to 7 years passed on at CNY eve afternoon after I did a wc in the morning.

Ťill now I could only assume it was killed by water poisoning. ..
patclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 12:11 AM   #4
kenghua
Arofanatic
 
kenghua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 78
Default

Thanks for the reply.

Quote:
Originally Posted by patclay View Post
Any unusual signs the aro showed days/weeks before it passed on?

How about the water perimeters? Did you do a check after it pass on?

Any new food you fed it recently or change in diet habit?
It had not been eating 4 or 5 days prior to it's death. But It wasn't the first time it stopped eating.

I didn't get a replacement after PH meter broke down few years ago. But PH was between 5 to 6 last checked one or two months ago. Weekly 20% wc on Sunday.

No. I didn't do a check after.

My RTG was on meal worms. Feeder fish occasionally.
kenghua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 12:51 AM   #5
patclay
Dragon
 
patclay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenghua View Post
Thanks for the reply.



It had not been eating 4 or 5 days prior to it's death. But It wasn't the first time it stopped eating.

I didn't get a replacement after PH meter broke down few years ago. But PH was between 5 to 6 last checked one or two months ago. Weekly 20% wc on Sunday.

No. I didn't do a check after.

My RTG was on meal worms. Feeder fish occasionally.
The cause could be meal worms. Your aro might be infected from eating an infected worm.
patclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 10:36 AM   #6
streetsmart73

Hi there !!! 123
 
streetsmart73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,895
Default

Bro, sorry for your loss.
streetsmart73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #7
Kirin
Dragon
 
Kirin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 529
Default

My condolences bro.. suspect internal injury.
Kirin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 11:08 AM   #8
kenghua
Arofanatic
 
kenghua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 78
Default

Thanks for the reply and condolences.

I suspected poisoning as well. *sigh*

Any bros had the same experience with their aro? Can't seems to find anything on it internet.
kenghua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 09:58 PM   #9
Xx{-_-}xX
Dragon
 
Xx{-_-}xX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,245
Default

My condolence.. bro.

Its just a massive lost .. it looked so majestic..

Any tank mates inside bro.. or any lost of tankmates prior to the aro's dimise?

Sent from my SM-G313HZ using Tapatalk
Xx{-_-}xX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 10:41 PM   #10
kenghua
Arofanatic
 
kenghua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 78
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xx{-_-}xX View Post
My condolence.. bro.

Its just a massive lost .. it looked so majestic..

Any tank mates inside bro.. or any lost of tankmates prior to the aro's dimise?
Thanks for the condolences.

No tank mates. I guess I became complacent after all these years.

My tank was running on sole canister for filtration and a submersible pump for circulation.

The pump was for my 3 tiers OHF. Had to decomm the OHF a year ago after bracket on one side came loose. Lucky the tank didn't break or crack when the OHF dropped.
kenghua is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 02:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2000-2008 Arofanatics.com (Since 30th August 2000)