Well, while I was away on vacation I prayed my stepdad would leave the fish be. Apparently, he couldn't listen. I come home to find the tanks littered with fish pellets, and two dead, maybe more. RIP Deimos and Maximillion. Vulcan hasn't left his den that he sleeps in, so he, too, could be dead. Ace is looking very ill, along with Shani and Devin. I'm not sure who will last the night, and who won't. Thankfully, Tai and Sherbet seem to be okay, along with Bliss and Skittles.
I've long since known Deimos was on his last legs, but Maximillion's death is VERY hard, as he was one of my favorites, and he seemed to be perfectly healthy when I left. He had such personality, and was always, always watching you carefully. He came to be known as the "Creeper fish", because when you woke up he was watching you. I don't know what to say. I'm down to eight. It hurts. Bad.
Aris and Spitfire are okay, with Aris going into a "rapid shed" to heal his neck wounds (long story short, he got tangled in some tape that was left on some plants, and very nearly died. He's doing just fine, now). The kitties welcomed me home with purrs and kisses.
Augh. I feel like I'm going to lose more tonight ): Devin is in terrible shape, and I thought Shani was dead when I saw her. Why can't people just listen to orders?!