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Old 08-09-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your fish? I've seen a few dead fish at the lfs and because of that I won't buy any. If yours has that issue then they don't take care of the problem, seems like they just remove the fish and continue on. So any fish you buy from there may have the same problem. I would take the fish back and explain how you feel. I wouldn't take any other fish unless you had 100% guarantee for a (someone put length of time here) period of time so you are sure the fish are disease free and healthy. JMHO
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #12
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Do you know how long the fish was at the LFS Were his colors very bright as some harvest them using cyanide and i causes bright colors sadly most only last 1-2 weeks just long enough to sell to some one.
I'm not exactly sure how long the fish was at the store. I know it wasn't more than 3 days as I had gone to the LFS on Friday and saw one Coral Beauty and I then made the purchase on Monday when they had 3. I knew I would be taking a risk buying a new arrival, but I thought it would develop Ich or something treatable -- not instantly die.

The fish I chose was the most colorful they had. It was gorgeous with the brightest gold of any I've seen. Perhaps cyanide was used. That's something I never knew.

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I'm sure the death was due to stress. Never having had any livestock deaths, I got comfortable in my purchasing ways. That's definitely changed now. I won't be purchasing from the LFS anymore. I suppose I'll be driving the 30 minutes to Virginia Beach to an LFS that was suggested to me. I'll also do a lot more questioning with my future purchases on their tank conditions and the specific fish. Has anyone had any experience with the Reef Gently AccliMate pro? I think I'll be purchasing one of those as well.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:36 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear about your fish? I've seen a few dead fish at the lfs and because of that I won't buy any. If yours has that issue then they don't take care of the problem, seems like they just remove the fish and continue on. So any fish you buy from there may have the same problem. I would take the fish back and explain how you feel. I wouldn't take any other fish unless you had 100% guarantee for a (someone put length of time here) period of time so you are sure the fish are disease free and healthy. JMHO
To me it seems like they don't fix the problem. I've already given a fish funeral, so I can't take the fish back. There are signs on all their tanks stating that all Saltwater Fish are non-refundable -- no exceptions. That should probably have been a crystal clear warning.

I'm taking this as a $25 lesson well learned.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:44 PM   #14
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Yea when i see that ALL SALES ARE FINAL I tell them No thanks im saving to get the Sucker tattoo removed.
That Reef Gently AccliMate pro, is a lot of money IMO Here's what i do float the bag in the DT for 20-30 min. then pour the bag water with fish into a pail the run an air line with knots in it from the tank to the pail slowly dripping when i double the amount i dump out half then let it drip fill i do this 3-4 times it takes around 2 hrs
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oh, sorry for your fishy loss my yellow tail damsel fish fish was pretty skittish too.
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Yea when i see that ALL SALES ARE FINAL I tell them No thanks im saving to get the Sucker tattoo removed.
That Reef Gently AccliMate pro, is a lot of money IMO Here's what i do float the bag in the DT for 20-30 min. then pour the bag water with fish into a pail the run an air line with knots in it from the tank to the pail slowly dripping when i double the amount i dump out half then let it drip fill i do this 3-4 times it takes around 2 hrs

I'm lazy and since I was at the store....I bought the 3 pack acclimation "kit".Proper Handling of Aquarium Fish: New Fish Acclimation Kit (haven't used it yet though)

P.S. Wish I still lived in Va Beach, I miss it there.
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Nice find that even has the valves better then knots
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