In the midst of all the Halloween fun and festivities, we have had a sad event occur. Roswita, the decade-old fancy goldfish passed on. She was looking sickly, having not eaten in about four days, and took a turn for the worse. I kept putting food in every night, hoping for the best but it seems her time had come. Today she was worse, struggling to right herself and with some obvious loss of motion in her tail so I had to make the decision to make her death quick and hopefully painless rather than prolong the inevitable and have her starve to death slowly. I hope I made the right decision. I know, it may seem silly to be putting so much thought into a goldfish but she was with us for over 5 years. We adopted her (along with two other fish) from a family that was moving away and couldn't take her. She'd been with us through two moves and had grown to nearly 8 inches. It will be very quiet in her corner without the blurb-blurb of her happy tail stirring the water.