Monday, December 24, 2007

Oh Dear!

I'm watching an episode of QI.

Generally, the fascinating information makes me go "ooh" or "ah", or just laugh.

Sadly, one fact in this episode made me somewhat concerned. Apparently, if you find a goldfish floating on its side in the tank, that doesn't necessarily mean it's dead.

It seems that overfeeding can play havoc with their swim bladders, which causes them to lose balance.

This may explain why my two fish "died" just a day apart. Perhaps I'd overfed them and it just took a day longer for the second one to succumb to Swim Bladder Disease.

I take small comfort in the possibility that perhaps they're now happily swimming around in the sewage system ... I hope someone's keeping the pH stable :-) !!

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