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post #21 of 32 Old 03-04-2008, 03:17 AM
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hay guys.
i am interested to know how you would deal with this fish now,
as it is wild caught ?
do you put it back from wence it came ?
or do you take it to the fish store ?
he won't be a welcome member of your comunity,so he needs to go.
the sooner you can get a bigger tank,the better for your fish,
we will be able to help you through your cycle,so don't worry
about that,that's what were here for.
let us know how you get on.
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post #22 of 32 Old 03-04-2008, 07:40 AM
Put it back. It's the most ethical thing to do.
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post #23 of 32 Old 03-04-2008, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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4 deaths

OK my fish turned VIOLENT. He killed 3 guppies and the pleco. I don't know what kind of pleco it was but I know it must be common because he was only 99 cents. I wasn't prepared to get fish,they were mostly given to me then my mom bought some. I got some on my own but they're in another 2.5 gallons not together with the wild thing. Ok another thing, how can it be what Lupin said if I live in Puerto Rico and not in the place of origin of the fish? Also I don't know exactly how to get to the place where it was caught even though I know it's around somewhere about half an hour from where I live. I already aislated the fish anyways 'cause he seemed to get a taste for my guppies. if it is of any help he was caught with what seems to be some swordtails, only the male has the pretty tail the female don't and both of them got 2 lines together at their sides that are one red and one blue, are they wild swordtails of some sort? They where also given to me by the same person that gave me the one from the picture, she had live 40 mixed things which she all called guppies (even the one from the picture was a guppy for her). Im getting the tank as soon as possible.
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post #24 of 32 Old 03-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Sorry to hear about your fishies. :( They sound like swords from what you explain. Can you get a pic maybe? Your in a hard spot since I understand you want to keep your fish. I think your tank problem might be fixed for the time being though. See if you can maybe get a better pic of him in the 2.5g. Maybe with some more pics, he can be identified better and we can help you find some tankmates that everyone would be happy with.

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post #25 of 32 Old 03-05-2008, 07:51 AM
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hi Luria.
fish are imported from all over the world to different shops,
and sometimes people no longer want to keep them,
so they release them into the wild,and as long as the wild
can sustain them they will thrive. :( this also happens
with snakes and spiders,not all keepers are responsible,
they just let the things go,and then they begin to breed.
you are i understand caught between a rock and a hard place,
is there any chance that you have a friend with a spare tank,
or a large rubber maid container with any spare equipment ?
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post #26 of 32 Old 03-05-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I'll ask my husband to see if he can get some more pics for me. Anyway I had to take the sword out,they ate another guppy.
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post #27 of 32 Old 03-06-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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New tank

Ok just got the 10 gallon tank and a bag of rocks...
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post #28 of 32 Old 03-07-2008, 03:13 AM
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hi Luria
did it come with other equipment ?
heater and filter ?
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post #29 of 32 Old 03-08-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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It came alone... getting filter next week I hope. And why do I need a heater? I live on a tropical island, do I still need it?
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-08-2008, 08:17 PM
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What is your room temperature and is there a drop at night?

Even in warm countries heaters are most often necessary so the temperatures don't fall at night.
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