My pet Arowana, Sinbad,... past away last saturday night... actually in was more like early Sunday morning. There must have been something in the water because I had changed the Aquarium water on Saturday. Sinbad did look pale and pressed against one side of the aquarium before we went for the Pentacost Rally. I put in some salt then we left.
When we got back things didnt look any better.. he looked really bad. Actually have seen him look worst so i washed the pump and because it was already going to be 3am we went to bed and i said i wld go to the aquarium shop to get some antibiotics for it first thing in the morning.
Just when i hit the bed I heard the familiar trashing of water and tank cover. I jumped out of bed and raced downstairs and found Sinbad upside down but still trashing up trying to get out of the tank. I yelled for rose to bring the the big tub while i rush to get an old t-shirt... Filled the tub and removed the tank cover, rapped the t-shirt around Sinbad and carried it out to the tub.... but it was too late it was not moving at all. I put in a pump and set it at maximum bubbles right up to Sinbad' s face but it did not move either... it was too late... I was too late....
I have kept Sinbad since it was 4 months old and it wld be 6 years old this June. It was about 5 or 6 inches long when i bought it... gleaming like a pearl...
He was always happy to see me and it wasnt because i feed him... because the few times when i was outstation or out of the country, Sinbad would be so down that it wouldnt eat when my sister fed it. It wld start swimming really fast in excitement when i came back home.......sometimes i would talk to sinbad and it would stop swimming and just look at me and when i stopped talking it would start swimming again. It does a little dance when it wants food.
Sinbad was one tough fish... it has been through many jumps out of the tank... and even from the tub on the many moves I did over the years. It has even lived through many kinds of diseases. I had checked the Clorine, Ammonia and Nitrate levels and it was all ok but for it to deteriorate like that in a single day....... there must have been something in the water.... :( .... I will miss you old friend... :(