11-14-2008, 03:33 PM
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what to do with unwanted fish?
A little while ago a plague swept through my 30g, killing almost all.
Afterward the empty tank was just to depressing, I bought 7 platies and added them - they thrived and cheered me up.
But now they're a headache. I ended up tending toward slower and bottom-orienting fish as I restocked the tank, but the platies are voracious bordering on aggressive, In my attempts to keep everyone fed amidst these speedy little pigs, I'm putting too much food in the tank and the platies just poop endlessly, and the water quality suffers, I had also hoped that their fry might serve as a nutritional supplement to some more carnivorous fish, but it's the same problem - they eat their own babies so quickly I hardly ever see them - just fluctuating levels of pregnancy. So far I've only seen two fry, and only one survived. they were just bringing down the whole vibe of the tank, so finally I decided I wanted them out, and removed them to the quarantine tank.
Then the quarantine tank filter broke.
I want them out of my apartment. But I feel responsible for them and don't want them to get hurt. What should I do??