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Old 02-27-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
 
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Glad I joined, too. Thank you Byron. Which profiles are you suggesting I take a look at? Or are you saying I should look at all of them? I noticed Albino Cory is not on the list...
I would look at several of them, in particular angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), Tiger Barb, Neon Tetra, Gourami [not sure which species this might be, all of the common ones are here], Cory. Albino cory is not a distinct species, it will be either an albino Corydoras aeneus or perhaps C. paleatus. C. sterbai albino is another but not as common. A fish store selling "Albino cory" is most likely C. aeneus.

If you have any questions from what is in the profiles, by all means feel free to ask. I just didn't want to repeat so much of what's there, others get tired of my saying it.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #12
 
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When you say exchange. Do you mean to the pet store? Does petsmart or petco exchange or take fish if i wanna take them in? Ive never heard them doing this.

Petsmart nor Petco will exchange fish unless bought from them, you have a receipt, and its within their 14 day grace period.

However, if you can find a quality fish store (that sells strictly aquarium products and fish) most will take in unwanted or problem fish and sometimes will give you store credit. I know one of my two local fish stores offers a % of their retail price as store credit for "trade ins".

I agree that the neon and the cory need more company...more so the neon than the cory. As far as the neon being nippy, the chance of nippiness is lessened when in a group of 6+.

I personally dont think you are overstocked, but as with most things in the fish industry, everyone has their own opinions and experiances.

Good luck, and welcome to TFK!!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:39 AM   #13
 
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When you say exchange. Do you mean to the pet store? Does petsmart or petco exchange or take fish if i wanna take them in? Ive never heard them doing this.
Both of my local Petland stores do exchanges for me. I usually get my fish from them and often get them from one and if its a problem for some reason I take it back to the other. I have never gotten any grief and they are always very helpful. Unfortunately I have only one LFS that isn't big box that I have found and they are rather expensive on everything.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:47 AM   #14
 
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Both of my local Petland stores do exchanges for me. I usually get my fish from them and often get them from one and if its a problem for some reason I take it back to the other. I have never gotten any grief and they are always very helpful. Unfortunately I have only one LFS that isn't big box that I have found and they are rather expensive on everything.
Okay. I just figured out that LFS means local fish store. Had to stare at it for a second. Lol. I'll try around the area and see if I can find someone. I don't want to cause any of these fish grief.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #15
 
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You said you din't know what LFS meant so I figured you might be "in the dark" on some of the other common abbreviations on the site. Hope this helps you a little bit :)
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #16
 
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If you have any questions from what is in the profiles, by all means feel free to ask. I just didn't want to repeat so much of what's there, others get tired of my saying it.
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I never tire of it. Repetition is the mother of retention!
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #17
 
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I never tire of it. Repetition is the mother of retention!
Rubber mallot method. Keep banging it in until it sinks in.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #18
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #19
 
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Petland...I wont shop there for personal reasons...they SELL puppies that come from puppy mills. I have only went inside a Petland twice in the last 10 years bc someone asked for my opinion...and both times I could smell the parvo in the air from the puppies and could just see the diseases and irritants the puppies had...the kittens werent much better. I assume their fish, reptiles, and small animals are probably safe as they most likely get them from quality breeders as they are quicker for death if from bad breeders.
I wont even purchase animal products from them, I just refuse to support their desire to support puppymills.

Sorry, off topic, but I felt the need to post it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:43 PM   #20
 
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I don't have a petland in my area so that solves that problem.
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