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Old 03-01-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Sick fish from pet shops

I went and bought a new large fish tank today. Decided a change was In order. I'm a fairly new fish owner, the original fish tank I bought, was in hindsight a very bad choice. Too deep to short your plants n clean etc, and just isn't as pretty as I thought it would look.
I read about quarantining your fish after u buy them, and I've just started doing this. The last few I bought, I had put directly in to the main tank, n three were visibly sick the next day so I had to add medicine to the water n they seem fine now.
After buying the new tank today, the shop owner gave me about 13 guppy females for free! I had originally thought to buy some as I had only males at the moment. The shop owner added them in for free for buying a tank. But after examining them on the way home, I see they are all very sick fish, 3 died on the way home. 10 remaining, and I hope I can bring them back to health
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Good luck! I don't know if that is a good deal or a bad deal lol

Hope they come good.
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Yeah at the petco sale i got 3 guppies but 1 died and now two have a white lump! I am treating them with salt but dont know what to do!
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Parasites you think?
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Do they have white spots on them?
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They all died over night sadly terrible fish shop. That's not where I would usual go to buy fish, my local fish shop is small and does a good business it seems, their fish tend to be quite healthy( I tink cuz they're not in the shop long enough to get sick).
I think it was fin rot, their tail fins had pretty much been eaten away, they weren't long for the world when I got them, and the medicine wasn't any help.
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Sad news.

That's always bad.
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Do they have white spots on them?
Just one big one. The red female died overnight
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It is just awful they would give you sick fish.
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happier news today, a new guppy I got recently gave birth to fry today
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