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Dying 10-year-old goldfish is nursed back to health by kind soul

July 27th, 2020

Like every other pet, a goldfish could feel neglected if their owner does not show that they are taking care of them. Replacing the tank’s dirty water and feeding them every day is one thing, but owners also need to show them that they are loved.

A heartbreaking story of a dying, neglected goldfish that was returned by its owners to the pet store.

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A sickly 10-year-old Black Moor goldfish named Monstro was returned at the pet store; the fish had lost its ability to swim well and had developed lesions on his belly. Because of his health issues, Monstro would just stay at the bottom of the aquarium with his belly on the rocks, which made the lesions worse.

One day, a woman named Lacey Scott found Monstro. She decided to bring him back home and take care of him.

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At first, Lacey was clueless about how to take care of the lonely Monstro.

She told BoredPanda that nursing Monstro back to health was the biggest challenge for her since she barely had any idea of what was wrong with him. However, she started by changing his water daily and putting aquarium salts in to heal any kind of injuries that Monstro might have.

Lacey noticed great changes in Monstro’s health after a couple of days of nursing him. She noticed Monstro swimming for short periods of time, and he even began eating well.

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As she saw the fish getting better and better, she transferred him to a bigger tank with some friends.

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Goldfishes are known to be intelligent fishes and they seem to enjoy socializing with other fishes. If they are left alone, they could feel neglected and depressed. Lacey was aware of that, and so put Monstro in a new tank with friends as soon as she was sure that he was better.

Monstro recovered and is now playing with his new friends.

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The once sick and solitary goldfish is now vibrant and healthy. Monstro grew bigger and his black-colored body turned to orange over time. Moreover, you could notice him happily swimming with the other fishes.

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Thanks to Lacey’s undying love and efforts, Monstro was given a better chance at life.

“I honestly didn’t think he was going to make it, but I couldn’t stand the thought of such an old fish wasting away the last of his days alone in a store,” Lacey told Bored Panda in their interview. “I thought at least I can give him a home and make him comfortable in his last days, so of course, I was over the moon when he started improving!”

This story is a reminder to all pet owners around the world.

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Taking care of a pet is not an easy task. The goal is to give them a good home where they could happily live their lives. To do this, pets need to be fed a sufficient amount of food, and they need enough love and attention every single day. Since pets are responsible for keeping our smiles intact, it is just right to reciprocate our appreciation to them in this way.

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