03-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 1077
Most here are opposed to killing fish if we can help it.
Throwing a bunch of goldfish in an uncylcled tank, will require daily water changes to prevent possible/probable deaths, with or without seed material from an established tank.
What plans are there for the goldfish that manage to survive?
Contrary to what many often post,,few reputable fish stores will take these fish back for fear of introducing who knows what to their tanks.
Nor are most of these stores willing to spend the money to medicate sick fish that may be harboring all manner of pathogens ,parasites.
Those stores that WOULD ,,are not stores that you want to buy fish from if healthy stock is what your after.
Well I am going to keep Piranhas so eventually it will just be food for them. I will never flush a live fish, I have plenty of places to keep the gold fish.
And having a bunch of gold fish in the tank actually does help a lot. Creates a large bioload, and that is exactly what I want in there right now. I am using Prime and Stability to make sure they are okay anyways.