Hahahaha -- omg, this is too funny. And so sad. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be laughing. This is a sad day. I had 19 fish once and they all died on me too. (It may have had something to do with the fact that I rarely cleaned the aquarium.) My condolences to you, Grace.
When Pablo Escobar the beta died, my life was forever changed. At least you put your heart out there with another fish. I just couldn't do it. I think my dog actually missed Pablo at first. Another one bites the dust...er...porcelain grave. RIP Ingrid.
She was waiting for my Stolen Lines recommendation, wasn't she?I'm sorry. Fail.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find strength in these trying days....Shit, I know there are more of these over used lines, I just can't come up with them right now. Hang in there.
Grace, I've been losing sleep over this, and I have been talking to top researchers about this, and I have 3 theories on why your fish may not be lasting that long:1. Is their fish bowl in the sun? A slight increase in warmth to the water could make it too hot for them. The fish bowl should ideally be in the shade.2. Is the water being filtered? Regular unfiltered tap water has a lot of chlorine and flouride in it, which is probably too strong for the little guys.3. Are they dying of loneliness? Maybe 2 fish together would keep each other company.Can we test these theories on a new goldfish? :-)
Poor Ingrid.On another note, should get sushi soon.
Love your blog and have been following it for a while and through a couple of fish passing away. It looks like you're using a regular fish bowl. May I suggest a small aquarium? You can purchase a full kit that comes with the filter, light, air pump, chlorine neutralizer, fish food and basic rocks. I have a small one, 1.5 gallons, and got it for $20. If you do, don't change the filter cartridge for about 2 months so the healthy bacteria can grow in the new tank. And as someone said before, keep them out of direct sunlight because they like their water cold. And if you're really into your tank, purchase a hardy water plant, another pump and air stone to help with the oxygen levels. Your next fish will love you for a very long time.
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