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Old 05-29-2014, 09:37 PM   #11
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I posted the paramaters in 1st post. I did not ask what the ph was at the store but im going again tommorow and returning these ones. I will ask what the ph is there. For acclimating i put the bag and float it for about 20 mins for temperature then open it up and take some water out with turkey baster and put my tank water in. Btw i dont put bag water in the tank. I do this about 4 times spaced about 5 mins apart. Is this sufficient?
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I've had mostly terrible luck with angelfish from the pet store. A lot of the fish that the wholesaler sends to the store just kinda crash and die.

Would it be possible for you to source some angelfish from a member of a fish club that is breeding them? I think you will be happier (and more successful) overall. Just a thought.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:11 PM   #13
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Theres a guy i know i could get some from but i already spent the 16 bucks at the store. Hopefully the ones i get tommorow will live
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:20 PM   #14
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16 bucks $8 an angel seems like a lot. I only spent 3 per angel.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:25 PM   #15
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Where im at thats really cheap. Before i bought them i looked all over craigslist and stuff like that and there was nothing less than a 2 hour drive away
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I guess they're just more common in Florida. I've been trying to get rid off one of mine but no one in my area is interested.
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Thats why their so cheap. Florida is like the hub of all fish
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #18
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Is the way im acclimating them good enough?
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+1 on I think it was a poor shipment. Or your LFS houses their fish in poor conditions. Your acclimating should be all right for hardy fish such as angel fish. When I acclimated my angels I just placed their bag into my tank and once their temperature was right I just put them in. I only take careful measures when I'm dealing with sensitive fish.
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Ok it must have just been a bad shipment then. Will update when i get the new ones tommorw
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