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Old 05-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Two in about 14 hours.

It is indeed a sad day at our home. Yesterday we lost Oberon, the father of one of our fry batches, and Silvia; one of only two survivors of the columnaris pandemic that hit our first sorority.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #2 
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Silvia

Let the word grow
Of sorrow and woe
Through eyes growing teary,
While we stifle our cry
As we say goodbye
To the battle weary.

She fought well
And the story will tell
Of perseverance,
Strength, and beauty
As the Poet heaves
And the Bard grieves
Over failed duty.

The Bard sits to write,
But it seems tonight
That the words simply will not come,
Though we sit here stunned
It must be done
And songs of honour must be sung.

So small and meek when she came,
A trouble maker as she grew--
In her fins of red and scales of gold
And lovely sheen of blue.

So strong was she when the plague came
And took away most we knew:
Out of six she survived,
And her sister Viola too.
Sisters came and went,
But her reserves were never spent.

She tried to take charge
When new girls were at large,
But would eventually was given time out.
She fought for life well
But there came a spell,
And mortality swelled its rout.

Our words do not seem to flow
But we know where we must go:
Though both our hearts break
We will journey to the lake.
As the fire strives
Once more she will be alive.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:47 PM   #3 
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Aww, I'm sorry. I could only imagine....
Horrible. Lot's of tears, I'm thinking.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #4 
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I'm so sorry about them... I have a feeling I know what you're going through.. I'm still going through the grieving and loss period myself. Anyway, things will be okay, and at least you know that if they were suffering, they aren't anymore. That's what got me through Nina's death. R.I.P.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #5 
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Aww I'm sorry for your loss.I know it's an awful feeling loosing two back to back like that.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:26 AM   #6 
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We knew there was a chance of losing Sil. Oberon just dropped on us: I have no idea what happened :(
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:25 AM   #7 
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Oberon

Hark the call of the night,
When dark birds take flight
And the howlet's cry
Bodes ill for the fated to die.
Let the faeries sing
Of our beloved king;
Hearken their sad lays
About the end of his days.

Beloved son, gentle father,
Slayer of snails without bother.
Lover of Rosalind,
Friend,
Brother.
Obi-fish was like no other.

Strong and full of fire,
Or sweet with little ire,
He was our happy son.
Like him there was only one.
We know no reason why
Our son should suddenly die.

The Poet Cursed the night birds;
The Bard ran out of words.
We sit awake at daybreak--
His offspring makes our hearts break.
As dawn subsides to temperate day,
We wish that he could stay.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:26 AM   #8 
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Three within 36 hours, now.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:00 PM   #9 
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Wow have you tested your water? maybe something changed...? Sorry about your newest loss I hope you don't loose anymore
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:17 AM   #10 
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I've been wondering the same thing. The strange thing is that the others are all fine. The two females were sick. It's the male that baffles me.
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