Fish Dead On Arrival
I just bought 2 harlequin rasboras to add to my tank, and I noticed they were very small and lacked any red colouring. I'm guessing it's age related.
So, I drove from the pet shop (3minute drive), then walked to the entrance (1-2 minutes), outside temperature is about 8-10°C and the bag with the fish was not isolated. I put the bag which contained fish in the tank to acclimate it. 5 minutes later both fish died.
Have I stressed them with the temperature? The fish were not moved from the water they came in, which was same water they lived in and there was no contact with my tank water other then temperature.
Now should I try my luck again or what?:|
is the tank new of cycled.did you check the params before getting the fish?
Sounds to me like you just managed to get a pair of sick or weak specimens that died from the stress of being bagged and moved. If they were sick though it's a good thing that you didn't add them to your tank where they could cause problems. It sounds like you were going through the standard fish adding procedure, so I don't see how they could have died from anything that you did.
If you replace them I'd get them from another store; you don't want to risk the same thing happening or have them live long enough to introduce illnesses to your tank if they're sick. I'm sorry that they didn't make it... it's frustrating to have fish die shortly after buying them, but these didn't even make it out of the bag! :-?
maybe the o2 finished and they drowned. ps: you dint say you opened the bag and cliped it to the tank. hahahaha
well some time they just pump air in not o2.it happens here sometimes not sure about from where your from.
plus you din't have to be so touchy everyone makes mistakes once in a while and most of us here except it and let it slide. thats why it's so nice here even for newbies that are just learning to keep fish.we don't shoo them down for their mistakes we correct it and make friends with them.
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