This morning I went fish hunting just like I said and I went to a few places around here where I live and nothing was catching my eye,so I went to "one " more place and still nothing.When I was leaving the guy said I have a very colorful fish in the back I could sell you half price because its been here a little while. So I thought Ok ill bite lets see it, Well I **** near died, It was a very emaceated and discolored Mandrin that was on its side.
After a five hour drip acclimation he is now in my main tank EATING and no longer on its side...and the color looks a little better
I know I should have QT
'd him but I didnt I just wanted to get him in there to eat, And the only other fish in my tank is a clown so if anything happens I will only have to QT
To All the nay sayer's and critizisers and any non believers Im sorry, I could not leave that little guy there to die knowing I have enough copepods to get him healthy enough to keep or give him to someone who can. I have never seen a fish so sunk in around the stomach I hope he makes it though the night.
As soon as I can I will post a pic of the little guy.
(waiting for batteries to charge)