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post #1 of 5 Old 03-13-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
found out how bad it is for fish to be in small tank

yesterday I picked up some fish someone on craigslist was giving away cause they were taking down there tank a gold severum and a geo jupari they were in a 29 gallon tank that smelled so bad the jupari was average size with the worse hole in the head i've ever seen and the severum is huge like 8 inch and the top of it's head is caved in and deformed I still took them cause I felt bad and they were free put them in my 125 so they can enjoy the rest of there deformed life
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-14-2011, 07:51 AM
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yesterday I picked up some fish someone on craigslist was giving away cause they were taking down there tank a gold severum and a geo jupari they were in a 29 gallon tank that smelled so bad the jupari was average size with the worse hole in the head i've ever seen and the severum is huge like 8 inch and the top of it's head is caved in and deformed I still took them cause I felt bad and they were free put them in my 125 so they can enjoy the rest of there deformed life
This is not always a good idea. If these fish harbored any parasites or bacterial infections,, it is quickest way I kinow to introduce them to your aquarium.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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How very kind of you to try to give them a better life. I hope their issues are from old illnesses and not anything current. Sometimes our acts of kindness bite us in the butt. Hope it all works out. we would love to see pics of these two rescues. It is so sad to see fish in tanks too small or overcrowded.

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This is not always a good idea. If these fish harbored any parasites or bacterial infections,, it is quickest way I kinow to introduce them to your aquarium.

I checked them out pretty good before adding to my tank they did have ick or show any signs of external parasites mainly hole in the head and growth deformities
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I checked them out pretty good before adding to my tank they did have ick or show any signs of external parasites mainly hole in the head and growth deformities

Many parasites are internal and passed on through feces to other fishes when the affected fish passes these parasites and other fishes ingest them while feeding ,foraging, along the bottom.
I applaud you for wanting to help these poor fish but sometimes our good intentions come with not so good consequences.
Treating your 125 gal tank with medications would be both labor intensive,(water changes) and expensive (buying medications).

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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