View Full Version : Hippo Tang has died

11-10-2016, 05:33 AM
My hippo tang has passed away tonight. I have had her for over 16 years. She will be greatly missed. RIP.

11-10-2016, 05:45 AM
16? Incredible! Sorry for your loss.

11-10-2016, 09:19 AM
that's one long lived tang. she is in a better place now. sorry for your loss.

11-11-2016, 12:51 AM
I'm sure there are folks who don't understand your loss but we do. Our condolences.

11-11-2016, 03:08 AM
I had an 11 year old Yellow Watchman Goby that had passed away recently. I haven't replaced him because it just won't be the same.


11-11-2016, 03:54 AM
Sorry to hear. I feel your loss.
We lost our most favorite fish recently due to my failure to detect a disease.
I put some fish through QT but missed it. Put the fish in our DT and the main guys started dropping like flies.

It was heart-breaking to watch our buddy do the herky-jerky death gasping thing. Then the total still-ness after. All the time I'm telling him to 'breathe dude, breathe"

Something I'll never be able to forget :sad:
I'm not generally over emotional, but it's given me some nightmares about tank leaks and such

11-11-2016, 05:15 AM
I think it was old age. My Purple Tang died 6 months ago and she was at least 20 years old.

I still have a yellow tang and 2 Ocellaris clowns I got back in the mid to late 90's.

I haven't added fish to this tank in a long time so it wasn't disease.

11-11-2016, 05:15 AM
I have been through a couple of dogs during the life of these fish.

11-11-2016, 06:24 AM
Sorry for your loss. Your Tang sure had a great life though - wow!

11-12-2016, 05:20 PM
I feel your pain, my hippo died this summer and was the same age as yours. Had it since I started in the hobby, only reason it died is because it jumped out of the temporary tank while I moved the main tank