R.I.P. Marge

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Post by Vancmann » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:39 am

Very sory to hear the death of your fish. She was known by many. Was she burried?
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Post by JonasBygdemo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:00 pm

I'm very sorry for you Emma, Marge was truly a magnificent fish. I just sank like a stone when I read the title to this thread. :(

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Post by Botia Robert » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:23 pm

No Way! I cant believe it. I am so sorry to hear about this.
Marge was definately the greatest Clown Loach on Earth. Probably the greatest captive clown loach ever. It will be a long time before another clown is ever as advanced as Marge.
Marge's success was due to the expert care and attention she received. I cant imagine anything else that could have been done.
Thankyou for all the pictures and memories I am greatfull for everything I have learned about Clowns thanks largely due to Marge.

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Post by zenins » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:09 pm

Sorry to hear of the loss :(

It always breaks my heart when I hear of a long time friend passing ...


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Post by cider » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:58 am

Dear Emma, so sorry to hear of your devistating loss. I think you and Marge will always be thought of together. Her legacy will live on.

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Post by Mad Duff » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:25 am

Sorry to hear about Marge Emma, I guess this is the down side to keeping fish and pets :(

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Post by Stonecoloured » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:47 am

I'm sorry to hear about Marge...
Marge was an amazing inspiration to loach and fish keepers alike.
She will be Sorely missed and I hope you can smile at her memory :)


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Post by newshound » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:09 am

this hits me hard because I had to put my cat down today...
my heart goes out to you!
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Post by scubaxena » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:42 pm

Emma, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can take comfort in knowing Marge inspired many aquarist to do the very best for their aquariums. Marge and her companions have definitely inspired me. Marge will be missed.

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Post by sorce » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:27 am

Sorry Emma,

I think if you google clown loach, Marge pops up. She made me realize how interesting my clowns are. She is the reason for my obsession.

Good thing that giant fish tank in the sky has perfect filtration!


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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:02 pm

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted here - your replies have been so comforting to read, and I confess I feel quite overwhelmed with the responses from so many friends old and new.

The tank does seem very empty without Marge, not just because of her size, but because of her incredible personality. She was such a character, a real gentle giant, and I miss her so much. :cry:

I've bought a new buddleia plant for the back garden (these are my favourite shrubs - I love the flowers and the fact that they attract so many butterflies and bees) and Marge will be buried underneath it at the weekend. When the time is right, I plan to add some new small clowns to the shoal, and who knows, in many years to come, they might grow into new "Marge's" of their own.

Thank you again for all your kind messages.


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Post by Dunga » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:23 pm


I'm so sorry for your loss . Marge was a famous loach all over the world.
Keep in mind that she had a good life being with you...


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Post by Katy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:39 pm

I am so sorry!

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Post by LeStat » Sat May 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Sincere Condolences on your loss
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Post by JonasBygdemo » Sat May 01, 2010 7:32 pm

I don't if anyone have asked, but how many years did you have her?

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