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post #11 of 21 Old 07-05-2007, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like a system I thought of just the other day when considering my acclimation process. It would appear it's been done already by many others.

I guess this will be my new method.

Well, my last Dollar died this morning. Or at least some time during the night. I saw him before I went to bed, he even ate a bloodworm reluctantly. He was swimming around, bumping into some stuff, then lights out. This morning I found him stiff as a board in the same plant I found the other guy in. Sheesh.


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post #12 of 21 Old 07-05-2007, 01:53 PM
Folks:

This reply has several portions so please bear with me.

I purchased 4 fish from my local Petco (the remainder of the post will be more understandable is you quit laughing before continuing)*.
They were labeled "Silver Dollar Tetra" and were nickel size.
I purchased them because "their markings" were very distinct even at their young age.
I had never seen these markings on a Silver Dollar in the literature and had never heard of a "silver dollar tetra".

I will try to remember to bring my office camera home tomorrow and post a few photographs of them.
They typically have light reddish anal and pectoral fins, a large black dot near the pectoral fins and light grey dots on their body.

I have only found one photograph of a silver dollar which "even remotely resembles these fish".

Can anyone "shed some light on this situation"?


Matt:

There is "something wrong here". I lost one the first night in the weir overflow, purchased 4 more the next day and have not had a loss since. These are very, very hardy fish: they have grown from nickel size to dollar size in approximately 4 months.

Some folks will "absolutely disagree" with my method of inducing fish into my tank (but I have had very, very good luck with it) which is:
Place the bag in the tank and let stay in the tank for an hour.
Remove most of the water from the bag into the sink.
Put the fish and the remaining water in the tank.

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post #13 of 21 Old 07-05-2007, 05:33 PM
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Can you post pics of said fish.

2nd part, thats fine if it works for you but one of my big rules, never put fish store water in my tank.
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-29-2007, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'd never put fish store water in my tank, not in a million years. With all the fish that have come and gone in those tanks - who knows what's in there.

I truly believe now that I just didn't acclimate them well enough. Perhaps the initial shock of my tank water damaged them severely.

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post #15 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 01:15 PM
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Jones i have one silver in my school that looks as you describe is this it?



If it is as far as i know this is just a silver dollar morph.

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Yes:

Mine are very similar to the one depicted in that photograph.

There are additional markings and coloration on mine.

I am not familiar the the term "morph"?

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post #17 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 03:39 PM
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I acclimate my fish the same way as jones with one difference. I dump some water out, add some tank water, then dump some more and add some more, then i completely fill the bag with tank water and empty the whole thing into a small bucket I have, and net the little guys out for my tank. never had a problem really, otoh I dont have alot of experience with them!

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post #18 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 06:06 PM
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It is like albino tiger oscar and normal tiger oscar they are the same species but different variations of charectoristics.


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post #19 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 08:58 PM
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Quote:
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I am not familiar the the term "morph"?
Morph is defined as one of the various distinct forms of an organism or species.

In addition to this, I have created a thread here courtesy of a fellow member from another forum.
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3216

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post #20 of 21 Old 08-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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that is what i meant everyone of my silver dollars have different characteristics ( i didnt get a single one of them from the same store)
same with my tins got a norm and a golden. :D I guess ijust like differing things.

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