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Old 07-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Black angelfish

Alright... i am totally new here so not sure if I am even posting this in the proper place!! Well here is my issue.. I had just bought 2 angelfish yesterday from Petco (I know worst place ever, but I couldn't resist the all white and all black ones). got home let them sit in the tank for about 30 mins then started to add a tiny bit of water to the bag every 3-5 or so until I bled all the pet store water out. I wake up this morning and the black one is dead.. This is the second black angel I have gotten that has died on me ):! is it something i am doing wrong? or is it this particular angel?!

85 gallons
Water parameters are perfect
Currently housing: 4 black kuhli loaches,about 6-8 mixed varieties of small tetras,3 other angelfish,1 pleco,2 cory cats and 2 green barbs all of which are in PERFECT condition!!
Using a canister filter
tank is between 79 at night 82 during the day
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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first off fish tend to be very stressed after being shipped and often times will have disease when you bring them home. you should go get a 20 gallon tank and filter and quarantine all new fish otherwise your risking your whole tank getting sick. i have lost a whole tank of fish to disease from not quarantining and learned that quarantine is a must. petsmart will take back dead fish for two weeks so you could bring it back and i would advise buying a quarantine tank
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I think that would be an awesome idea, to Have a qt. never thought of that before. I have two tanks and I'm treating on for bacteria infection. I guess my question is how big of tank and how long u have to keep new fish in the qt.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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20-30 gallons is a good size quarantine tank and 3-4 weeks if they dont show any signs of disease, longer if you have to treat for disease.
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