Our sole goldfish, Rajah, perished today. I'm pretty sure it's all my fault for not cleaning the tank soon enough. But I do hear mixed opinions on tank cleaning; some experts say it's best to only do partial water changes, since the fish sort of make the environment their own. I also think the fish flakes I've most recently used have been leaving behind some residue.
Does it sound like I'm making excuses? I probably am. I hate the thought that I might have contributed to the death of one of God's little creatures.
Guess we'll try to start over with some new little guys when we get home from vacation.