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Old 08-04-2004, 11:27 AM   #11
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Old 08-05-2004, 01:37 AM   #12
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I went and looked, the fish is bad.
I got a Coral Beauty instead, my second choice, but she is very healthy. Beautiful fish.
Glad to hear you got a healthy fish. Sick fish are tempting to many. They awaken our paternal instincts and we just yearn to save them. It can be pretty sad, though. I'd also never pay for a sick fish, it's too much of a gamble. I've saved a few that I've been given over the years but I've lost more of those sickies than I've saved. I must admit that those saved sickies made me feel pretty good though.

A pet store employee was fishing out the dead fish in the display tanks when I saw movement in the specimen container he was using. I asked him about it and he said something like I didn't know it was still alive. Then he stirred the dead fish around and we saw it was an angelfish (fresh water type) with fluffy gunk all over it and a big meaty looking gash in its side. I asked if I could have it and he just rolled his eyes and bagged it for me cautioning me not to put it with any other fish. The ****ed thing actually got worse before it got better, losing an eye to an infection but recover it did. I had that angelfish for over 11 years.
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I went and looked, the fish is bad.
I got a Coral Beauty instead, my second choice, but she is very healthy. Beautiful fish.
Glad to hear you got a healthy fish. Sick fish are tempting to many. They awaken our paternal instincts and we just yearn to save them. It can be pretty sad, though. I'd also never pay for a sick fish, it's too much of a gamble. I've saved a few that I've been given over the years but I've lost more of those sickies than I've saved. I must admit that those saved sickies made me feel pretty good though.

A pet store employee was fishing out the dead fish in the display tanks when I saw movement in the specimen container he was using. I asked him about it and he said something like I didn't know it was still alive. Then he stirred the dead fish around and we saw it was an angelfish (fresh water type) with fluffy gunk all over it and a big meaty looking gash in its side. I asked if I could have it and he just rolled his eyes and bagged it for me cautioning me not to put it with any other fish. The ****ed thing actually got worse before it got better, losing an eye to an infection but recover it did. I had that angelfish for over 11 years.
What a cool story!! Thats great!! Love to hear stories like this.
I will admit, I wanted to 'bring the fish back" because I felt sorry for it. When I got there I was told it had "flukes" as well as lateral line . I could not take the chance, I have other fish to worry about.
I think in this case I made the right choice.
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