posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 03:33 PM
I've always trusted NYC tap water yet still let it sit a couple days before water changes. While visiting for a month these holidays, I changed my
mom's goldfish that she's had for about 3 years and they are all dropping like flies. Well they had been even before I got here otherwise I'd blame
me. Two different tanks, 1 ten gallon and 1 30 gallon.
Even more sadlly she has a young flock of Zebra finches. There were 11 back in December, now only 1 is left alive. They also were around 3 years (the
oldest) and being 3 generations, the young ones barely a year, and now died suddenly.In each instance I heard them singing (the males) and chirping
(females) all day and then the next, the same ones that seemed so happy were dead stiff. My hunch is the water but we switched to filtered/purified
bottled water (DaSani?) after the first one and the fish died last month and still the birds have been dying so maybe its the city air or something? I
used to be a vet technician and I see/saw no ill signs at all, just sudden deaths. My mom will be devastated if this last cute little zebra finch hen
"survivor" named Molly, croaks too =(
I do hope no one else is dealing with serial loss of pets. Personally I don't believe in keeping any pets other than spayed/neutered mainstream
domestic ones but these were somewhat much easier for my mom to care for than a dog or kitties.