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Old 04-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
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Having-
1 carnival goldfish(common)
70 guppies
3 black widows
2 angels
2 cichlids of some sort
Neons
Zebra danios
Glofish
All in a 30 gallon. The goldfish killed my two favorite guppies, the black widows and angels died, but not before the angels killed the cichlids and glofish and a few neons and the danios
I thought 2-8 ppm ammonia was normal
Most of the fish got fin rot
Ich from the goldfish
Never gravel vacd it
All the fish died after I did a huge gravel vac without dechlored water
Entire cans of food were dumped in by relatives
Got API testing liquid in the tank
Never did a water change
And this was all in an elongated octagonal tank about thirty gallons, 22 in high,2 -8 in wide, 30 in long and covered in algae
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #12
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Putting 2 gold fish in a 10gal without knowing anything about cycling and declorinating the water. Live and learn!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #13
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Back when I just had a beta my cleanings were every couple month and consisted of putting the beta into a cup of water (don't even know if it was declorinated) emptying the tank and rinsing all the gravel as well as the rest of the tank thoroughly in tap water then refilling and putting the beta back in. Do I even need to mention that the tank wasn't heated? Glad I know what I'm doing now and can keep a healthy beta .
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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I've got two: in a five gallon tank, I started with 5 cardinal tetras and 2 emerald Cory cats. After they all died, I got 2 male mollies. It's cruel I know now, but they were so aggressive! Unfortunately, the more dominate Molly died first. So I thought he got what he deserved. A few days later the other one died from injuries. YESi learned my lesson!
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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Thinking that bc all my fish were alive and relatively healthy, that my tank water was perfect, so very wrong and luckily I found that out thanks to my Lfs, and fortunately enough, my tank is now cycled with minimal casualties and I test at least once a week now
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #16
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Listening to the pet(co/smart) advice and stocking a 16 gallon with....

20 guppys
3 blackskirts
3 common plecos
4 pearl gourmais
6 hatchet fish

And then when some died they. Lamed it on my water quality. Which they tested from the water from the bag with the dead fish in it.....
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #17
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Listening to the pet(co/smart) advice and stocking a 16 gallon with....

20 guppys
3 blackskirts
3 common plecos
4 pearl gourmais
6 hatchet fish

And then when some died they. Lamed it on my water quality. Which they tested from the water from the bag with the dead fish in it.....
WOW, 3 common plecos in a 16 gallon lol.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #18
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IKR , now I know that's its a big no no lol. One of them lived for 3 months then I couldnt find him during my every 2 month waterchange ( also advice)
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:07 PM   #19
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Lol petsmart offers the best advice, doesn't it hahaha sarcasm obviously included
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #20
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Before I knew any different I did what so many people do and I placed 4 fancy goldfish in an 8 gallon tank. It was "cycled" according to my LFS but obviously it wasn't. The fish lasted a couple of months before they died. Makes me feel so bad

Another thing was believing everything my LFS said. I used to do this and I ended up with unhappy and dead fish. Thankfully I changed to a different LFS but when I think about all those poor fish that could have been saved....
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