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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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New baby rescue!

The ammonia level in his water was really high and his fins are all clamped. I hope I can make him happy again!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:54 PM
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He's so cute and little! Congrats on adopting him :)


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Thank you! I hope he perks up some soon. I got him to eat some brine shrimp so I feel a bit better :)
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How old is he? I've never seen them that tiny.


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Probaby around 5 or 6 weeks? They really shouldn't be sold this young but the people at Petco are dumb so they sell them as a novelty. They try to feed them the same pellets that they feed the adults and the pellets are too big for their tiny mouths and most of them end up starving :(
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Probaby around 5 or 6 weeks? They really shouldn't be sold this young but the people at Petco are dumb so they sell them as a novelty. They try to feed them the same pellets that they feed the adults and the pellets are too big for their tiny mouths and most of them end up starving :(
Might even be older, but stunted from the poor care. It's hard to tell how old these babies really are :/ Good luck getting the little guy healthy and thriving!
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Thank you! Hes still all clamped up but at least hes swimming around now!
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Thank you! Hes still all clamped up but at least hes swimming around now!
Was size tank do you have him in? I know babies can be easily overwhelmed if they've spent weeks in a cup (i.e. half their lives). He probably just needs some time to realize he's safe and in the care of someone who will give him love and attention
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Right now he's in a 1 gallon bowl a little over half full. When he starts swimming around more and being happy ill upgrade him :)
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Right now he's in a 1 gallon bowl a little over half full. When he starts swimming around more and being happy ill upgrade him :)
Oh that's good actually, it's the perfect size for getting him acclimated :)
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