And I thought I was the only one with an over exaggerated empathy with animal pain. I seriously doubt my sanity at times, because I get so distressed at an animal in pain. If I see carrion on road, I feel deeply sad. I'm vegan so I attempt to live to the core without hurting or exploiting animals. It is so nice to come across another animal empath. I am glad you shared the story of your fish and I wish more people would be so caring. Thank you.