RIP Dottie

dbbga

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Very sad day :sad: :sad: Today of all days, I get a phone call from my daughter, Dottie has passed away :sad: I am totally dumb founded
:confused: Params are perfect...... I am at a complete loss...... Heart broken, confused, my day is totally shot, I am so sad, coming home on Valentines Day and to loose the one thing I most want, has passed away is crushing, What went wrong??? What happened??? Everything was great!!!!!!! Tank is still fine!!! I had the water tested at the LFS!!!! I am devestated............
 

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Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about Dottie. :sad: :angelpus:

I know how much you liked her.

The only thing I can think of is the food. Mabye she wasn't getting all the nutrition she needed. We have had several other recent mysterious baby bimac deaths, and I wonder if this is the case for all.

I will be looking into the food issue - Dottie refused to take frozen shrimp and other food that would be best for her and I don't understand why.

On the other hand, maybe some of the little ones just aren't as strong as others.

My sympathies,

Nancy
 

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Very sorry. From my experience with baby fish I know that sometimes all can be right in the environment but a percent still pass away.

I think you should try again.
 

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:sad: I'm very sorry to hear about Dottie too. Thinking of you.
 

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I am sorry to hear about the losses! I recently lost OCTOROK due to mysterious circumstances so I know how it feels. You did your best to give Dottie a good life and that is all that you can do! What matters is appreciating the time you do have and doing your best to prolong it.

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Condolences to all of you who have recently lost your octos.

Dawnchihuahua, the last we heard you were expecting a surprise octo for Valentine's day. Did the little bimac die in shipping?

I'm hoping for better news in the future.

Nancy
 

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Hi Nancy,

My little octo arrived on Friday and he was dead by Sunday. I don't know what happened to him-- The water was perfect, he had tons of caves, there were clams, ghost shrimp, and even a couple baby guppies for him to eat. He was fine the first day and the second, and the third I looked in on him and he was hanging out outside a cave, 20 minutes later he flashed black and was dead. ??? It's a mystery. I am going to do an 80 % water change, a few more pounds of live rock, and perhaps try again in a few weeks. Any suggestions for my second go around?
Dbbga,
Are you going to try again anytime soon?
 

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Right now i just dont know, im still in the sad stage :cry: I only had her for three weeks.... Sad how you put so much energy and love into it and something bad happens.... maybe soon i will have another one :wink:
 

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sad sad story indeed,

I also received a baby bimac ''aquacultured'' only a few weeks old
from a california supplier on the 7th and it lived 36 hours.
I first thought it got stung by an aptaisia... but with this wave of bimac deaths... one could begin to think this is a weak batch of hatchlings!!!!


:oops: i cry along with you
pookie
 

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I wonder if it might have something to do with the time of year? Maybe the areas they have to travel through to get to us are too cold for them. I noticed that the octopets place is in CA-- I am sure that ithey went through significant tempature changes to get to those of us who live all the way across the country. Mine (Xavier) left at 2:39 in the afternoon and didn't arrive til 20 hours or so later, that must have been stressful. Arugh. I am just at a loss for what could have happened. I am going down to the beach tomarrow at low tide hoping against hope that there will be a little octo waiting in a tide pool for me... I know that it's just a dream though, I have never seen one on the beaches here.
 
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