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post #11 of 16 Old 03-24-2011, 05:13 PM
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The nitrate is very high. I suggest you do a water change now. Try to keep the nitrates closer to 5 ppm.
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-24-2011, 05:58 PM
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This is more in the nature of a contingency planning suggestion - if they should perish (hope not!), you can freeze them and start the tank cycling for at least a short period of time. Then return them, defrosted, along with a water sample to Petco before your 30-day(?) period expires. I know that sounds gross, and I apologize, but it would at least give any replacements a better shot at surviving - if you can't save these.
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-24-2011, 11:55 PM
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Why freeze them?
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-25-2011, 12:17 AM
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Why freeze them?

Freeze them to keep the bodies from decomposing before they can be taken to the store. I have always been told by the PetLand staff that if the fish should die, they can be frozen and brought in any time before the warranty period is over.
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-25-2011, 12:19 AM
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Oh I see, I guess they wouldn't like it if you brought in a moldy fish lol.
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Oh I see, I guess they wouldn't like it if you brought in a moldy fish lol.
Nope, usually not
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