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Old 12-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #1 
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Iron man got cooked!!!!!!

my fish who had livved for 6 and a half years without a heater is dead today his stomach and spine burst open i had put a heater in so my mom says i cooked him ):
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:22 PM   #2 
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Did you not have a thermometer in the tank?
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #3 
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Water temperature and tank size? How many watts was the heater??

And, as gruesome as this sounds, what did he look like after he died? Any signs of illness or parasites that could have caused this? Was he acting ill before you got the heater?
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:22 PM   #4 
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OMB i cant picture that man(or woman I don't know). How did it burst???
When i was 4 we had a fish tank and when wee went on vacation my dads heater broke and his goldfish didn't burst but it got cooked like he said
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #5 
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no themometer was getting around to it he looked gray like he always did old lol ): but his fins where blue when i took him out black he looked like a fish ate his stomach open and back ): but he was the only one seems like a 2 gallon tank verry small heater i took it out for a long time put it in last night and he must have fried i guess the waer was pretty warm ):
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #6 
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I wouldn't suggest using a heater without a thermometer. You definitely have to keep a check on it.

I'm sorry about your fishy. :(
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #7 
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I'm sorry about your loss! :( The water could have gotten much warmer than you thought and cooked him.... maybe he um... burst after he cooked :( :( That's what it sounds like to me...

Do you know how many watts your heater is? I wouldn't use more than 25 watts in a 2 gallon :/

Poor fishy :( :( :( :( May he swim happily in the big fish pond in the sky!

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:52 PM   #8 
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Was your fish bloated? How much did you feed him. Because if he was that would explain alot. The high temps would have made the gas and other matter expand and then...BOOM!
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #9 
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Was your fish bloated? How much did you feed him. Because if he was that would explain alot. The high temps would have made the gas and other matter expand and then...BOOM!
A grisly image, but very possible!! Poor little betta, I hope death was swift for him
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:08 AM   #10 
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I'm sorry, maybe the heater was too big for his tank?
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