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Hi all,

Haven't been around much. I want to make sure my fish in my 42 gallon can go to a bigger tank. Mainly it's my 4 Angelicus loaches. However, because I really want to minimize my bioload in the entire tank, I want to place everyone, and just keep 2 or 3 German Rams. I have the RO water system in my house to do that, and understand the care they need.

So, I contacted his guy who services and maintains tanks for home and businesses. He is willing to take them and place some of them in the tank at the Children's Hospital (large tank) and some in another tank (I'd say it's 200 gallons) at a new restaurant.

Would you think that this is a good option for fish? I'm guessing the tanks would be serviced and they would recieve good care. Maybe I'm wrong?

I do love the tanks, and the fish would be kept in ph of 8.0, because that is our tap water, and this guy does not adjust for any ph, which I know most fish adjust to. Stability is more important.

I care about these fish, but 2 years of having them, I want to change my tank. I've not found good luck on Craigslist, because people are just not knowledgeable, and just want fish because they are a "good price" etc.

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It sounds like they would be cared for maintenance-wise but the environment will probably be really stressful. Especially at a Children's Hospital with all of that glass smacking going on.

Unless the tanks are out of the way somewhat? Any way you can check out the locations yourself to ease your mind?
 

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It sounds like they would be cared for maintenance-wise but the environment will probably be really stressful. Especially at a Children's Hospital with all of that glass smacking going on.

Unless the tanks are out of the way somewhat? Any way you can check out the locations yourself to ease your mind?
I've seen the one in the restaurant and yes could look at the other. Didn't think about "glass smacking" :lol:

The lights in the restaurant would be on in the tank until later, but assume fish would still get at least 7 hours or more of darkness, before lights come back up.
 

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I volunteered for a LFS that did tank maintenance on the side. I will warn you that most tanks done by maintenance companies ARE, in fact, overly stocked. People generally don't like to look at appropriately stocked fish tanks unless they are in the hobby because they want more "action" in the tank. I'd ask about the stock and filtration in both tanks before making that decision. Just because the tank is 200 gallons doesn't necessarily mean there is room for more fish. The glass tapping is also something to consider, even at the restaurant where little kids are bound to come in and be mesmerized by the fish.
 

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I would love to take your angelicus loaches. I have 4 now and have been looking for more for a while now.
 

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I would love to take your angelicus loaches. I have 4 now and have been looking for more for a while now.
That would be great, but shipping just seems out of the question. :-(

I'm going to try one more time on CL, and see if I can find any experienced fish keeper that would give them a good home.

I'll keep you all posted :)
 

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Here's my first response to my add. I won't be calling him back. It's bleak for fish out there!
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my name is jose. I have a 55 gallon tank with several goldfish in it @ a koi. A twenty gallon with two giant danios in it. a twenty gallon with about thirty neon tetra, a couple of platys in it. Also a ten gallon with two firebelly toads. Your fish would have a good home. thank you
freshwater fish to good home
 

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Boy I could take all your fish but the gourami. They'd even stay in the same tank together :)


It's funny he didn't indicate which tank he would put them in...
 

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Boy I could take all your fish but the gourami. They'd even stay in the same tank together :)


It's funny he didn't indicate which tank he would put them in...
Exactly. Maybe with the toads :) I'd consider shipping if I knew how to, to keep them alive. Have u done this? Weather is getting cold
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I would love to take your angelicus loaches. I have 4 now and have been looking for more for a while now.
Hey Jaysee,

So, I placed my Blue Gourami to a good home. I just can't find anyone for my 4 loaches. Too many people will put them in a small tank, and I fear they won't get a good home. Are you interested in taking them, and just pay shipping? How big is the tank you have yours in? I hate to see them be shipped, but if they could get a great home, I'd go for it.

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I'd be happy to pay shipping costs. They would be going in a 125 with the other Angelicus loaches and school of zebra loaches. Lots of loaches :)
 

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Okay. That sounds great. They should all make such a trip? I'll watch the video u included. I'll pm u with my phone number and we can talk.
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Great, we've got some warm weather my way this week so perhaps we can take advantage of that.
 
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