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Yoda mom

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Rest In Peace Choo Choo . I know he is just a fish to many but he really was special .

I adopted full grown Choo Choo when my father died in July two years ago . I grew up fishing with my dad on our boat on Long Island’s great South Bay . We often caught and released many sand sharks ...
My dad worked fo the railroad amd I spent many trips on trains to the city with him and out to Montauk.
So I named this little peaceful fun interactive fella Choo Choo.

This morning Choo Choo got his little fish wings .. ironically the same time of the month I was at my dads bedside ...


Miss ya little Choo Choo
 

Sheldon13

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Aww. Do you have any pictures of Choo Choo?


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I walk by the tank and miss him swimming up to meet me ... he had soo much personality
.. he would play even roll around his little favorite shell like a dog ..always made me smile ..
The other fish in the tank are pretty but no personality like my little fella .. (he was actually 6 inches and at least 8 years old .. he was a rehome orphan )

Everyone was surprised that he was soo docile for a red tail because usually they eat their tank mates.
His bestie was the angelicus loach ..they would sleep side by side .

Swim free Choo Choo!
 
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I walk by the tank and miss him swimming up to meet me ... he had soo much personality
.. he would play even roll around his little favorite shell like a dog ..always made me smile ..
The other fish in the tank are pretty but no personality like my little fella .. (he was actually 6 inches and at least 8 years old .. he was a rehome orphan )

Everyone was surprised that he was soo docile for a red tail because usually they eat their tank mates.
His bestie was the angelicus loach ..they would sleep side by side .

Swim free Choo Choo!
He looks sweet...


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Yoda mom

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@Sheldon13 he was such a good happy boy ....
was never mean to any of the fish
There will never be another red tail shark like him.
Will not be getting another . He was one of a kind .
 

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@Anita Eccleston API Master Test Kits are a life saver for testing & adjusting water!

@Yoda mom Ill try to remember to get photos when my new hood is installed! The adults are similar to the juvies, but their face looks more like a grumpy toad now, lol.

I’d say, care of axies is a slight step above beginner level (betta fish). The most important thing with them is the water quality! Once you have a cycled tank & established colony of good bacteria growing, it’s super simple. Sorry to hear about your Choo choo fish. He was super cute!
 
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