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post #21 of 29 Old 01-13-2010, 03:44 PM
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I know, I'm upset with him and he's being stubborn. I told him to return the fish...he won't listen. Thanks guys...maybe I'll get him on here or at least find the written article's that will prove to him what he needs to do. He keeps jumping into things and thinks luck will carry him through.

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post #22 of 29 Old 01-13-2010, 04:17 PM
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Often the effects of poor aquarium management don't manifest themselves in the fish for months or even years. Internal organ damage to a fish, how can most of us know? But we accept the advice of those who do, and treat our fish accordingly. This individual and others like him will say their fish are fine, this works, blah, blah...then a few months from now the fish will die, but this person will not understand that it died as a direct result of poor care, and had the fish been in a suitably-sized aquarium with a proper environment and water parameters it would have lived much longer. We can only slog on.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #23 of 29 Old 01-13-2010, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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i was going to get a couple of angel fish but i saw a tank with really big ones in at the pet store so i decided to corys and platies instead
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i was going to get a couple of angel fish but i saw a tank with really big ones in at the pet store so i decided to corys and platies instead
Good choice, Angels grow to 10-11" and need a min set up of a 55g to have proper room to still swim with their size.

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post #25 of 29 Old 01-13-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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and also im planning to get rid of my blue gouramis as they are getting aggressive towards eachother chasing echother around the thank and bullying eachother
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and also im planning to get rid of my blue gouramis as they are getting aggressive towards eachother chasing echother around the thank and bullying eachother
Definitely a good choice. My three were so aggressive one died as a direct result of a fight.

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post #27 of 29 Old 01-14-2010, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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but i dont really know wat to replace them with
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thanks i try to keep my water quality as good as possible with doing a 20-30% change a week
This would be a great starting point in a properly stocked aquarium. However, do not be fooled to believe that this would in any way allow you to keep fish which grow to large for your environment.
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post #29 of 29 Old 01-14-2010, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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i think i might get some more platy to go with my other 2 as trhey stay quite small
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