R.I.P. Sampson....

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[img]http://[IMG]http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/lostinspace_photo/IMG_4757.jpg[/img]R.I.P. Sampson

(07/03/00-07/05/12)

About 3 weeks ago he stopped eating. My water chemistries were great; pH 7.6/ammonia 0/nitrite0/nitrate 20-40/temp 81. I started doing water changes every other day; then every day. He still wouldn't eat. The nitrates were down to 10-20. His LLE was the same; no worse and no better....he then started floating bottom heavy, but was still interactive....but still wouldn't eat....then he started floating on the bottom on his side. It had been almost 3wks since he ate.

SO...I bought clove oil & vodka. I took out the fluval as I didn't want to "contaminate" it and did a water change; but replaced the water with clove oil/vodka water. I know they say to move to a smaller bucket/container, but I didn't want to take him out of his "home".

I'm fairly sure it was old age....he was 12.

Thanks for listening. Please think of Sampson tonight. He was an amazing fish. He was a cool fish. He would swim by and liked for me to pretend to pet him; fed him with chop sticks. He would come close when I kissed the tank; as if he was kissing back.

He was a dear friend. He will be missed.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

Im so sorry... :( I know how much you cared for him. He def lived to a ripe old age. I hope you consider getting another oscar one day cuz theirs one out there that deserves your dedication
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

I'm sorry :( he lived a long life and had an owner that cared very much, what more could he have asked for B) are you going to get another O??
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

Sorry to hear about Sampson, i know how much you cared for him and he had a long life.
RIP old fella..

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

That sucks. He was an old man for an Oscar, & lived a good long life. I feel ya, I've been down that road w/ fish & other pets, & it never gets easy..... Sorry for your loss. :(

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

you have my condolensces.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

Wow really sorry to hear that ... but seriously congratulations on getting your o to live such a long fulfilled life ... I really hope you get a new o for the next long haul!!

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banjominnow replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

Sorry To hear about your loss of sampson that must be A tough loss having the big guy for 12 years like that. Rest in peace Sampson
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

I am so very sorry for your loss. Considering the age he lived to be I can only imagine what a happy and healthy life he lived and the care he received from you.
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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Re: R.I.P. Sampson....

hi there


1. i am sorry for your loss.
2. rip, sampson.
3. the more i read on, i began to tear up.
4. hope that you will move on & get another little oscar.

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