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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Disappointed on my LFS

Their tanks are great and usually I find dead fish just 1-2 days after the new stock arrival, but today the female bettas were the worse :(

I went there just to buy plants but only today there were none left T_T
Then, to not miss my trip I decided to enjoy looking at the tanks, which are lovely (maybe I will take pictures of them) so I went to look at the female bettas, in which live in a sonority tank with some other fishes;

there were 2 bodies and a decapitated head of bettas on the tank..

Not only that;

I saw 3 with extreme fin rot, nipped fins and lacking some colours...

And I'm talking to a fry-young adult females!

But the last one was just sad... She had EXTREME pop-eye infection, she barely was moving and when she tried to move slightly one of the other females would bite her =/

She will probably die in a day or two;

I asked them how much would they charge me if I take 3 sickest ones, but the owner said "You have to talk with ----- because I don't think you can take them because we are treating them".. How do you treat a sick fish in a sonority tank with different types of fish with different needs and some with different illnesses? =/

That was just sad, they told me to come back tomorrow morning so we could decide what to do, in which I probably will, I think I will snap some photos for you guys.. =/

I didn't want any more live stock but denying a dying living being in my front when I can have and treat it is just not my type =/


But! They said they were sick because they arrived last monday, so they are not to blame, totally :P. (Although I don't know who accept a shipment of sick/dying fish)

Aaaand, I didn't know there are species of freshwater crabs! They sell there for 4 each... I'm so buying one (the last one) tomorrow as well xD


Almost forgot;

They also had a male with the same colours as some of the females (so I think its from the same shipment) that was reaaaally in bad conditions and traces of finrot, he was in a tank with other fishes.. but they were nibbing his fins <_< she said he was already sold so she was keeping him there waiting for the owner to pick him up.. =/

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 12:31 PM
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Good luck with that. Keep us posted.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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I went there and I remember more or less seeing around 10 females (including the bodies) on the tank, now there's like only 2 today =/

They aren't selling any because they are sick... but dammit!!!! I told them I could get them and take care, if would pick the sickest 3! In those conditions they died =/

Makes me feel so angry and sad at the same time =/

I also didn't find the crab but I wouldn't buy it anyway, I'm too lazy to adapt my tank for it to live in xD

But I bought the plants! They aren't great cus were the last ones (and they are kinda dying-ish :P
but the my fishes loved it so it's worthy nevertheless =]

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Wow. Don't they want the sick fish off their hands? You'd treat them fine, and pet store and get some healthy one's...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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nah the owners actually treat the fish properly, I do think they came out sick, was the first time I saw real sick fish in the tanks, as I said, sometimes we see dead fish 1-2 days after they arrive but this last pack of bettas was a shame, big one, they were all sick =/

And no, it would be bad for their name to hand over a sick fish, so they don't. They sold me once a female with finrot, she finished her treatment a few days ago and she's happy on my 10G now =P

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