The Ghost Fish RIP

Posted: October 23, 2012 by Mo Crow in magic

The Ghost Fish went to Fish Heaven today, he was a Koi Carp who lived in one of our favourite gardens,
 he passed away peacefully with the scent of cloves… this photo was taken just before we buried him.

  1. Eliene says:

    How lovely you were there to share this moment…..& lucky for him that you were there…..RIP Ghost Fish.

  2. Unusual and sad. Don’t you wonder why? How old was he, and what behavior previously might have tipped you off? Did you test the pond water recently? Just curious.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Michele, as you know being a gardener occasionally requires some tough decisions. The ghost fish was about ten years old and was suffering from an incurable tumour. He was lying at the bottom of the tank when we arrived this morning so we euthanized him peacefully in a clove oil solution and then buried him under a pink Camellia. He was the most beautiful magical fish I have ever met, we had a strong connection.

  3. Robyn says:

    Such a pity! Ten years seems like a good age but I believe Koi can live for 50 years and more.

  4. julie says:

    So sad – we arrived back from holidays to find four of our koi had met their demise. Think it was because the pump had been off while we were away. Thought they were all dead but luckily another four survived!

  5. They are amazing animals, I have read so much about Koi and their relationships with owners over the years. We tried to keep them, but our local heron considered the pond a drive through lunch stop. I love the idea of each spring the camellia will have a ghost of your koi.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Charlotte, Oh a heron! such beautiful birds but that one had acquired expensive tastes. Reminds me of a girlfriend’s cat who would fish in the next door neighbour’s pond and bring her back little fish gifts!

      • dinahmow says:

        My brother had a cat like that.Worse, he (the cat, not my brother!) taught a neighbour’s cat how to do it and the two of them used to go fishing in the doctor’s pool!
        I’m glad you had 10 years of your ghost.

  6. Tilly says:

    aaaaah, may he be in peace. He looks like my 14 year young silver fish. Mightbe mine is also a gost fish?

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