Well, the regurgitating corn snake was dead when I got home from work today. A sad moment. She made me cry. She'd regurgitated her last meal before kicking the bucket - a tiny pinky she ate on Sunday.

So, I called my vet's office to see if I needed an appointment to drop off a corpse for necropsy. They said no, bring her on down. I spent a few minutes on the phone with the office manager catching up (you know you go to the vet too much when they ask how your various pets are doing by name and how your new job is going)... and brought up that I've been trying to place my pl&costomus in a new home for almost 2 years.
She says "bring him on down! We've got a 55 gallon with nice community fish!"
So I bundled up my snake's skinny body, transferred my 16" pl&co into an ice chest, and scooted on down. I spent about an hour acclimitizing my fish to the water change, then moved him on in. All the little fish were looking quite shocked when I left. Emotion: smile
So I'm sad and happy and happy and sad. Glad that the poor sick corn snake has moved to a higher plane, sad that I couldn't fix her. Glad that my monster fish has finally found a new bigger home, sad that he's gone after 6 years of ownership.
I think I'll set up my aquarium in the living room and get some nice little striped catfishes.
fr0glet
1 2
I spent about an hour acclimitizing my fish to

Acclimating. Yes. That's what I mean.
fr0glet
sorry bout the corn, i got the new issue of reptiles mag and in the vet q and a section there is an article about a snake that keeps vomiting and its a corn, the vets answer is husbandry and handling too soon for 90 percent of the problem but the other 10 percent he says there are lots of diseases that could cause it like cancer, liver, pancreatic diseases and even brain damage. also it could be a parasite called cryptosporidiosis and it can be difficult to diagnose at times and the test results can be confusing and there is no treatment available currently.
on top of the article is a boa and the caption says he was vomiting up every third mouse and the cause was a viral condition.
sorry if ya already saw it . i just got my issue in the mail today and i just read it and as soon as i saw the caption i hurried to get online to tell ya about it but i see the poor lil guy died.
DON:T get the striped raphael, you'll never see it! I have one, and they hide constantly.
Just a little tip..lol.
my pleccy is only about 9 inches, he's about 2.
Sorry about the corn...
trai
Well, the regurgitating corn snake was dead when I got home from worktoday.

Sorry to hear about your little corn snake fr0glet, after all this time I was so hoping she would make a recovery.
Glad to see that you got your fish placed in a good home/office. Keep us posted on what the necropsy of the corn turns up, I'm curious as you to know what the problem was.

Bill,
Chaos, Panic, & Disorder..My work here is done.
sorry bout the corn, i got the new issue of reptiles mag and in the vet q and a section ... is a boa and the caption says he was vomiting upevery third mouse and the cause was a viral condition.

Yeah, Bill posted about the article when he got his Reptiles magazine and mine arrived in the mail about 2 days later.
I'd really like to think we ruled out crypto, after 3 clean fecals and a gastric lavage. Here's hoping my vet finds something really obvious that killed it, like cancer or something. I doubt it though, I'm not very optimistic, due to the amount of time, energy, and money that myself and the herp society put into this snake. We had quite a few other tests run and just found nothing. I may never know why she regurgitated so much. She'd been doing it for over a year when I got her 6 months ago.

She was such a nice snake too, always easy to handle and curious and slithery. Beautiful buttery snow corn, I called her "Lemon". Her former owners called her "Tequila".
fr0glet
Well, the regurgitating corn snake was dead when I got home from work today. A sad moment. She made me ... ownership. I think I'll set up my aquarium in the living room and get some nice little striped catfishes. fr0glet

i am almost crying as i write this, but this one got to me. i love corn snakes, and i am so sad to hear of the passing of this one. i have kept up with the posts about her. and secondly i am a huge pleco fan, and i kinda feel like he's left the family.
oh well,
i hope you arn't taking the death to hard.
john
i am almost crying as i write this, but this one got to me. i love corn snakes, and i am so sad to hear of the passing of this one. i have kept up with the posts about her.

I love corn snakes, too. I am pretty damn sad she's gone, she was of such a mild temperament and always a joy to handle. But I am also relieved for her - I know she suffered long and hard.
and secondly i am a huge pleco fan, and i kinda feel like he's left the family.

Well, after seeking a new bigger home for him for two years, I am SO glad that I placed him with my vet. I'm there nearly every week, everyone is so nice and treats me so great, and their big aquarium looks just beautiful with 1 giant fish and 20 tiny ones. I feel like he's still in the family. I'm on a first-name basis with all the vets at their office.

fr0glet
I'm there nearly every week, everyone is so nice and treats me so great, and their big aquarium looks just ... feel like he's still in the family. I'm on a first-name basis with all the vets at their office. fr0glet

Your former fish is the giant fish, right? If so, how can you be sure he won't munch on the other tiny fish? My cousin and his wife have goldfish and one of the goldfish ate some of the others
Show more