Oh boy we\’ve got some fish drama going on at our house. This morning we decided to move Spot into his aquarium to rest up. Then noticed how he seemed like he was giving up – he didn\’t like being alone so we added Sharky. I\’m telling you it was pitiful and amazing at the same time. It\’s hard to watch as Spot struggles, but then my hope is restored when I see Sharky try and help his pal. Spot does respond!
My husband fed him a couple of cooked peas. Who would have known, that peas, help fish poop? I read where many feed their fish kale, and spinach as well. Their pond food can constipate them. So maybe that is what is going on.
The other thing that could be a possibility is we saw a gray heron in our yard, sitting by the pond as if, perhaps he tried to fish out Spot, dropped him in the lower pond while fleeing the crime. My husband checked for claw marks or abrasions and found nothing.
Years ago, we had a beautiful white goldfish named Blanco. A neighborhood cat had been \”eyeing\” the pond. Foodie went outside to sit and found Blanco on a stone, outside his pond and quickly threw him back in the water. He had claw marks on him and lost a tail and looked pretty bad. He also was not able to swim upright. We had 2 other fish, around the same size as him and both those fish, helped him stay upright for days. He made it and went on to live for several more good years.
That is what we are hoping for Spot.