12-07-2009, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MoneyMitch
i wouldnt trust a lfs that sells you sick fish and then pushes you to buy more from them to treat it they should take the sick fish back pay and pay for your meds to treat your main and then reimburse you for any fish you might lose.... anyways stocking depends on how often you do your w/c and how much filtration you have you can stuff 40 fish in there and be fine as long as the fish can turn around. you would just have to do like 50-75% w/c everyday and have atleast 10x filtration.
Actually, I think the LFS did pretty good once I came to them. They offered to take the fish back to treat but I thought that would be a bit pointless since I have to treat the whole tank now anyways. They also gave me the meds for free, a fish voucher and some food and definitely said they'd replace any fish if I had any deaths (that is not going to happen though, no no no!). The fact that they sold me sick fish isn't great, of course. But to be fair to them they were closed for a while and have just reopened a few weeks ago, so their tanks aren't as established as they would usually be etc. They had a two week period of quarantining (is that a word?!?!) the new fish and saw no signs of infection, until a few days after (when I noticed mine). So that just proves everyone should quarantine for longer! But on the whole I thought they dealt with it all very well :)
I think the parasites have fallen off my two tetras now, so this is the stage I'm getting a little worried at because I have to catch the moment that they burst. I did my first dose yesterday - how long does the medicine actually stay in the water for? I'm doing the second dose on Wednesday (*without* a water change - is that right?), but am a bit nervous that maybe not all the parasite cysts would have burst by then. That's why I'm curious to see how long the medication works for (does it just keep going around and around until you put the carbon filter back in?).
I'm so nervous!! Aaaah! :)