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Why did my goldfish die?

I had him forever and I'll admit, I barely ever cleaned his tank. But today I put him in a new bowl with spring water, one of those japanese bamboo plants, and a few rocks. and hes DEAD NOW! Did he go into shock or something?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Nov. 7, 2009 in Pets

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  • things happen...its noones fault...get a new one

    Answer by ready4mybaby at 8:40 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Did you test the PH level of the water before you put him in the bowl?

    Answer by LadyJayne27 at 8:42 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • His existing water had his beneficial bacteria and all in it - a sudden switch to brand new water and all is more than they can handle much of the time.

    I'm sorry you lost your fish :(

    Answer by AAAMama at 8:50 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Awww I'm sorry you lost your fish..did you let the water sit till it was room temperature before you put him in?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Yes it was at room temp. i agree with AAAmama- maybe it was all too much for him to take at once.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Probably. You can't just completely change any fishes water like that. That should be common sense for a fish owner

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Yah, turns out (since I killed mine once also) that they CAN NOT handle a 100 percent water change most of the time... Even when you clean their tank. Also, if you use tap water, you have to use a de-chlorinator. And I'm talking from experience, I promise. :D We have a 125 gallon tank, a 55 gallon tank, a 45 gallon tank, and a 25 gallon tank. :D LOL

    Answer by srbeusk at 4:35 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

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