Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Fish died, rant time.
I am so far beyond pissed and frustrated right now. I'm losing my mind.
My ONE remaining male, and F2 male from my blue pineapple/yellow spawn died spontaneously today. In a jar, happy as can be, eating... No signs or symptoms. Then BAM, he's dead. No. My freaking fish need to know that they aren't allowed to do that. I've worked every single day for four months raising them, growing food for them, doing water changes, etc, and I get a spawn of 7, two dead fry in a week, and nothing to breed into F2 WHICH WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF DOING THIS. I feel like I'm done right now. I swear I am very seriously considering dropping the plan of selling most of the fry from this spawn on Friday and letting a couple people down (but until they are sold they are my fish to do what I want with) and just keeping them all like a selfish... person until I have a F2 spawn from either the original F1 dad or the tiny, ventral less (at this point I honestly don't care and will not hesitate to breed it to continue the line, it's almost certainly environmental anyways) thing swimming around the spawn tank that I can only pray turns out to be a male. But what do I do if that fry is a girl or the F1 male dies before I can breed him? This line won't die, I swear, I love it too much... I just don't know where I would go. Probably time to price out imports again, despite the fact that I can't see myself being able to afford it.
This is the kinda thing that makes me think about dropping everything and starting fresh with wild type livebearers and killifish. They're all practically identical and they probably wouldn't die at the drop of a hat. And even if they did they just seem soooo much more replaceable then a single and only male that I bred and raised myself. Hopefully we don't have too many diehard killi or livebearer fans reading this lol.
TL;DR (does a post that short even warrant that? Whatever, I doubt you really wanted to read my rant)-
F2 (AND ONLY) male fry died. Don't know why or what to do now.
Apologies if that was too much or too dramatic... That isn't how it's supposed to come across, hopefully you just get the point of how I'm feeling.