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Old 02-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #11
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Well, I would like to keep him, but if things take a turn worse, I'm not going to jeapordize my whole aquarium.
There is no IF, your tank is too small for that fish. A 180g tank is minimum for that fish to be content. They are extremely aggressive.
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The tank is not mine, it is my dad's. He decided to keep it.

Contrary to most posts, he was doing very well, eating and everything. Suddenly, when we came home this afternoon, he was spinning out of control, like a frisbee. He died a few minutes later.
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Some pale stripes appeared on his body, which I've read is a sign of aggitation
That doesn't equate to doing well.

You were given good advice about NOT trying to keep this fish in a too small, allready overstocked tank. You need to have a frank discussion with your father about this, or better yet get him involved here.
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I did, and he insisted on keeping it. He took care of other's fish as a living, he surely knows what he's doing. For some reason he really wanted to keep that fish. It was irresponsible, and now he's dead. I know you're likely not 14, so don't expect me to tell him to return the fish. I suggested it to him and told him why it was a bad idea, but he still refused.

We BOTH know that this fish tank needs expanding, which is why we are working very hard to upgrade. Every penny between cushions between isn't even safe. He is also a small bussiness owner, so depending on how the economy goes, we will get this new tank either sooner or later. Planning on about a 125G.
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125G would definitely be a great size to upgrade to with all the fish you have, minus the PBT. Sorry for your loss.
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Yeah, my dad rushed to the fish store to get some copper, but it was too late. It looked like it had a heart attack.
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Unlucky. Hope your upgrade happens soon.
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I'm glad that you are here. Good luck with the upgrade though I know what's it's like as SMB owner.

I hope your father didn't treat the tank with copper but was going to use it in a QT tank.

In the future you may want to try printing some of the posts and show them to him so it's not coming from you <g>, but from the person who wrote it.
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Good idea. thanks cmor. We didn't treat the tank with copper, mainly because he died before he could bring it back home. But it is nice to have that just in case.
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I much prefer Ich treatment with hyposalinity. Thre treatment is safer for the fish, and takes 6 - 8 weeks. It should take place in a QT tank or tanks as all fish should be removed from the DT tank.

Good luck getting the upgrade together. When you are ready to start the process start a new thread and post some photos as you go.
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