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post #1 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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As my username suggests, I live in a college dorm..Since we are only allowed to keep fish, you can imagine how many aquarists and fishkeepers there are. Most of the students here love their fish, but my neighbors across the hall are abusing their poor bubblehead goldfish! I hang out with the girls there quite a bit, but I hate seeing the poor goldfish in his cloudy tank water. And today I hear that one of them was trying to kill the fish by putting nail polish remover in the water! I don't understand! I am so very close to just going over there and taking the poor fish away, but then I could be charged with theft, and I have no where to put this fish if I did. Oh help. I don't know what to do!
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 03:28 PM
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Sadly theres nothing you can do really. Maybe offer to take the fish and tank off thier hands.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 03:40 PM
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yeah, they obviously don't want it if they want to kill it. just take the poor thing and maybe re-home it/bring it to a fish store if you can't care for it.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 04:25 PM
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Just ask if you can have the fish, could be they really don't want it and you're doing them a favour. If they say no at least you know you tried.........better than always thinking 'What If???'
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Just ask if you can have the fish, could be they really don't want it and you're doing them a favour. If they say no at least you know you tried.........better than always thinking 'What If???'
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If I had the room, I would be over there in a heartbeat, asking to buy it from them, but I have no room. I only have one extra tank, and it's only a one gallon that I use as a quarantine/ fry tank. I'm not sure it would be big enough for a goldfish. I don't want it in my 10 gallon main tank, because of all the nitrates goldies emit, and it's ill. Last thing I need is more illness. Poor platy keeps getting fin rot. I just bought some new meds since the old stuff didn't work.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 09:19 PM
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Ask if they want to give you the tank to. Alot of people are just sick of it taking up space.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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I might have to do that. I'd have to make a space for the tank first, though. Living in a 12X12 dorm at the moment with a roomate at the moment and they have a 10 gallon tank.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-13-2011, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Update!

So today, I went and cleaned that fish's tank personally. I had all my stuff out from doing some maintenance on my own tank, and thought I'd do theirs while I was at it. It took me an hour and a half to clean that tank. I had to literally empty out the entire thing, because it was so murky. They don't know how to properly feed the fish. Every time I put my siphon in the substrate, I saw chunks of old flakes passing through the tubes. After draining the water, I rinsed out the graven a couple times under hot water, and rinsed off all the decorations the same way. It was awful! if the fish was in the back of the tank, you couldn't see him. It was that murky. Poor fish has nitrate burns too. Hopefully a clean tank will help that. I told them that they should get some medicine. .Hopefully they will follow this advice.

On another note, I think I could make some extra money cleaning tanks. There are tons of aquarists in the dorms here, and I think I'm one of the few people who actually owns a siphon, and oddly enjoys cleaning fish tanks. Is that weird? Liking the process of cleaning fish poop?
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