I forgot to mention this earlier, but we are the proud owners of an aquarium filled with water and nothing else. About two weeks ago, all of our fish mysteriously died. Three died on a Saturday, and the three remaining fish died 24 hours later. Sadly, and suprisingly, the death toll include Rufus the catfish. The catfish was one of the original fish I received from my friend Doug, who had helped me set the aquarium up. That catfish had proved most hardy, surviving every other fish we have gone through.
I’m not quite sure what to do now. I had cleaned the tank recently, so I find it hard to believe water quality was an issue, but I won’t rule it out. For now, the tank sits empty, and the water stagnating. I’m going to wait a few more weeks, clean the tank out completely, and hopefully start again.
Looking back, it’s been about a year since we had the first major die off, and when we got the catfish.