He is pictured above from December 2005. Take note of the pinkish area behind his gills. He got himself stuck in a little castle and managed to descale himself while trying to get free of the little castle.
Susan and I came home and discovered him stuck and had to kind of force him through the hole in the castle.
He was never quite the same after that. He developed a palsy in his tail and he eventually went blind.
Susan gave me Norman when we first started dating and he was a tiny little thang. He was about 13 years old.
I know he looks dead here but that's just him trying to make us look like bad fish owners. This picture was taken back in February.
Rest in Peace, Norman!