Ziggy has passed away

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  1. Barnstorm

    Barnstorm Blue Ring Registered

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    Ziggy as suffered the same fate as the other recent siblings.

    Although a picky eater Ziggy was active and eating until Monday.

    He stopped eating Monday, and began acting listless Tuesday.

    He passed away last night between 5-6pm EST.


    Water conditions = perfect
    Temp = perfect
    All other life forms in aquarium = fine, no signs of stress.

    Food offered: small hermit crabs with shells broken at both ends ( for easy access), live baby clams (shells intact and shells broken), disabled shrimp, undisabled shrimp, freshly killed baby guppy, a few pieces of brine.

    I examined the body with a lens. No parasites found, No cuts or odd markings.

    So that is what about 4 or 5 specimens that have suffered Sudden Infant Octopus Death Syndrome?I can not help but think there is some correlation.

    I am a fairly experienced marine/reef aquarist and I am not accustomed to failure and when I happens I have a hard time moving on without at least a hypothesis.
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Barnstorm,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Ziggy :angelpus:

    Everything does sound fine. The food seems good. I guess I better go ask some experts.

    Doesn't sound like there is anything you could have done - which doesn't make it any easier to lose your baby bimac.

    My sympathy,

    Nancy
     
  3. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    That is a real shame.

    I wonder if the rain out in California affected this earlier batch, too.

    Dan
     
  4. dawnchihuahua

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    Poor Ziggy :tentacle: ... We need to figure out what is happening to these babies!
     
  5. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sorry!!! Rip Ziggy! It is never easy to loose one of these creatures as you get attached from the arrival! Hope you try again! I noticed you are from Ohio. Any access to That Pet Place in Lancastor? I have had much success with their octos, but also some of mine were from Octopets and lived full lives, so maybe there is something to this last batch.

    Carol
     
  6. Barnstorm

    Barnstorm Blue Ring Registered

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    I have never heard of them. Do they have a web page, ph# you can post?
     
  7. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    www.thatpetplace.com

    1-888-842-8738

    One of my housemates has ordered a number of fish from them in the past. I emailed them earlier today to see if they had anything in stock, but their website seems to indicate that they don't.

    Dan
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    rip ziggy.

    Sorry to hear that. The problem is that in many marine organisms the bulk of the offspring will die. That is why the parents tend to overproduce. Very tough on us tho' :sad:

    J
     
  9. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I'm sorry to hear about Ziggy. :cry: Thanks for sharing him with us.
     
  10. chrono_war01

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    :cry: :angelpus: RIP ziggy
     

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