Psychedelic Mandarin “Rescue”! (will post tons of updates on this post!**)

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  1. lucyretz

    lucyretz Member

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    Good evening everyone.

    With a heavy heart, I must announce that Ollie passed away suddenly this morning.

    Inevitably, ollie was having issues putting weight on. He was in my display with tons of food, no stress but for some reason just couldn’t put weight on. So I made the decision to put him in my Refugium that’s crawling in pods and brine shrimp in hopes he would steadily get fat. 2 weeks in my fuge and no major difference. I planned to put him in QT tonight and deworm him incase that was the issue, but unfortunately fate took Ollie before I had the chance.

    I am heartbroken, but I know I did all I could. He passed away peacefully in a home with lots of love. He had support from everyone on here including @AlgaeBarn who generously sponsored him by sending him his food.

    Thought heartbreaking, This is not the end for me and my rescues. Ollie will forever have a place in my heart

    I’m sorry I have to bring such sad news on Christmas Eve. I know Ollie is in heaven at peace. ️ merry Christmas everyone, and swim in peace ollie
     

  2. JoshH

    JoshH Not happy with things here taking a break from R2R R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry for the loss of Ollie. :(You did all you could, sometimes they are just too far gone for even the best care to be able to mend. It's good to see that while you're upset this hasn't discouraged you from trying to help other fish in the future.
     
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    Lui1521 Active Member

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    I’ve been silently following this thread because I’m planning on purchasing my first mandarin pretty soon. Your posts are very informative and inspiring. I’m sorry for you loss. :(
     
  4. Gaines69

    Gaines69 Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss. You tried your best. Like you said he lived out his last days being loved and well taken care of. Glad to hear that you won’t give up on helping other fish that need to be rescued. Have a blessed Christmas.
     
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    sfin52 Valuable Member

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    Well he was in a much home.
     
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    najer Valuable Member

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    Sorry to hear this, well done on your efforts and giving him a loving home.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    You gave him a wonderful tank and much love. What more could he have wanted? Your heart is in the right place. Thank you for giving Ollie a home and sharing him with us.
     
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    Don't want to be the debbie downer or downward Donald, but by purchasing this animal from that pet shop you are just supporting their neglecting nature.

    You save one, they replace the one you bought with another mistreated pet. It's hard, but stay clear from supporting these neglected chain stores. Some times it's best to not buy and allow the animal to die that way they quit ordering hard to keep animals. If you support it, they will continue ordering.
     
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    AlgaeBarn Active Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Oh no! We are very sorry to hear this, you did a great job trying to save him and we admire your efforts and compassion :(
     
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