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Old 02-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Your Biggest Mistake?

every one has made a mistake or two, mainly due to being a newbie so what was your biggest or worst in your eyes or the ones you look back and laugh and think how stupid was i, weather fw or sw. this be handy for other newbie on what not to do i start

mine was sticking some zebra dianos in with my 10in gold fish, gone within 3 days.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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Mine was getting a male American-flag fish. Everything I had read about these fish said they were peaceful, community fish. But this one ended up being very aggressive and upset the whole community. He harassed my swordtail till an ich outbreak occurred, then the swordtail developed dropsy and had to be euthanized. I ended up euthanizing the flag fish.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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Buying a convict pair... So ...many... Babies...
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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Mine so far would have to be I bought 2 yellow labs (about 1inch long & without research) and put them both in a 2.5 gallon with WAY too much sand as well...
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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Mine to this day i feel horrible about it. I was cleaning my ten gallon tank and put all the fish (5 guppies, and 1 pleco) in a bowl with the heater because last time i left the heater out it exploded even when it wasnt pluged so i put the heater in the 1 gallon bowl to cool down thinking it wasnt pluged. Ended up cooking the fishs :'(
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:50 AM   #6
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Putting plants from the pet store directly in my tank. I never knew plants should be quarentined too!
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:26 AM   #7
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Putting plants from the pet store directly in my tank. I never knew plants should be quarentined too!
I did that too! My tetras caught ick from this same situation
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:38 AM   #8
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I have two.

Not quarantining some rainbow fish. They infected my whole tank with ich. I lost 5 out of 7 in the first week. I then accidentally contaminated another tank and lost a dwarf gourami.
Also not quarantining some harlequin rasboras that had colomnaris. I had to pull the whole tank apart and disinfect everything and I lost my 5 year old Betta during the process.
I now quarantine!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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I'm an easily distracted person and have a bad habit of starting the siphon while changing water and walking away. during pwc time my brains jumpin all over and sometimes the only way i remember about the siphon is when i hear it overflowing all over the carpet... ooppsss!

thankfully a casualty free mistake, but a common one none-the-less
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I did that too! My tetras caught ick from this same situation
Yeaha same here except it was my glass catfish that got sick...some type of bacteria or something. Never figured out what it was. And, i ended up with tons of garden snails!!!
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