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Angel fish unwell, help pls. Researched everything and dont have a clue :(
Old 01-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #31
 
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"let them find another home", yeah that's really gonna happen. The fish probably wouldn't survive the car trip and I seriously doubt the LFS is going to spend one dime on treating it.

You could be right, but it's worth a call.


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Old 01-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #32
 
I'm like 99% sure the pet shop would not take him in. And I didn't even know what an angel fish was before I got him but like I said I got given him and if he dies I don't think ill be getting anymore, its so complicated.
I have another tank that I could put him in but it wouldn't be much better I don't think.
I honestly wish I could find him a better home that know what they're doing
The spare tank the width its 45cm and the height is 30cm .

Ahhhhhhh
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #33
 
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Petco here will take fish to rehome. They won't pay you for him, but they will put him in a tank and try to find another home for him.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #34
 
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Petco here will take fish to rehome. They won't pay you for him, but they will put him in a tank and try to find another home for him.
Personally, I'd euthanize my fish before giving them to any Petco store around here. I already have 9 out of 11 dwarf gouramis that I rescued from one local store. They were letting the fish suffer, die and then be devoured by the other fish. Yesterday I was in a different local store I hadn't been in before getting a bucket and air pump and there were mouldy dead bettas in plastic tubs. There were also dead fish in tanks, and very sick fish including a dwarf gourami that had ick real bad. I wanted to take him and fix him up, but I need to find good homes for the ones I have. I think the angel fish is getting the best possible care it's going to receive unless she finds someone very nearby that can safely transport him. What kind of care is a fish in the "back room" going to receive when they put dead or suffering fish on display?
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #35
 
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Personally, I'd euthanize my fish before giving them to any Petco store around here. I already have 9 out of 11 dwarf gouramis that I rescued from one local store. They were letting the fish suffer, die and then be devoured by the other fish. Yesterday I was in a different local store I hadn't been in before getting a bucket and air pump and there were mouldy dead bettas in plastic tubs. There were also dead fish in tanks, and very sick fish including a dwarf gourami that had ick real bad. I wanted to take him and fix him up, but I need to find good homes for the ones I have. I think the angel fish is getting the best possible care it's going to receive unless she finds someone very nearby that can safely transport him. What kind of care is a fish in the "back room" going to receive when they put dead or suffering fish on display?

There are 2 Petco stores here, One I wouldn't deal with in any way. The other I would try to rehome a fish at, if I didn't have another option. I am sure it depends much on the current employees. The other option would be to post a sign on their rescue board. Many pet stores have those.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #36
 
I live in englad and don't have a petco.
I have 2 pet shops near me.
1 didn't pay attention at all and changed the subject.
And the other one tried the best they couldn't but they can't take him in.

Would you suggest euthanzining him?
As he is getting worse.
And if yes which method is the best?
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #37
 
You have to have a filter to build up the good bacteria. I do not know how an Angelfish has survived this long without one. The filter is the heart of any Aquarium. You need to immediately get your hands on a filter. Do you have anyone in your area with a established tank. You could use their filter cartridge or even a piece of it to establish some sort of balance. I would suggest you never do a 100% water change with an Angelfish. They are to sensitive to temp and water conditions. Good luck and keep trying. Doing to many things at once could be making the situation worse.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #38
 
She has an undergravel filter.
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