Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
Mr. Crabs's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 346
There are so many possibilities that it is hard to nail down one reason why the fish unexpectedly died. I don't think I would attribute it to acclimation. Could be, but not my first guess.

Sometimes you get a fish that has a weakened immune system from previous shipping/transport. Then you pop him in a new tank after acclimation and whammo.....the nail in the coffin. A virus or disease gets the better of him and he is gone.

I personally only buy fish that I am certain of health. I will give you an example. I have a local fish guy that had 2 fourspot butterfly in his tanks. I hadn't adding anything in a year to my display. I watched these fish over the course of three visits and a solid month--I put a deposit on one. After a month of watching them, I was sure they were strong. They were Hawaiian and at the point that they were constantly searching for food. The minute a pellet hit the water, they were on it like their butts were on fire. That's what I look for in a candidate for my tank. Mystery fish on a whim have cost me a lot of money in the past. I know it's tough, but the best way you can assure success is to have an LFS that will work with you to take the time and make sure you are getting healthy, clean, and strong fish.

where's me money
Mr. Crabs is offline   Reply With Quote

dead, spot

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.