Oh boy are they going to get it today. I'm ticked. So for those of you who saw the thread I was putting together a 55 gallon general community tank. It was a brand new tank, all squeaky clean and ready for fish. So I spent about 70 bucks, initially on fish and then bought roughly another 10-20 bucks finishing off a few schools, and bumping up some numbers in other schools but I still wasn't done. I had one school left to finish off and I wanted to add cory cats, possibly ghost cats, and either otos or a BN pleco to clean the tank.
Anyways a DAY after I had my first installment of fish I noticed two weren't looking too hot. I don't have an isolation tank for sick fish because the tank is so new. so I took them back to the store and exchanged them for healthy fish. I suspected cotton mouth. I kinda chewed them out then because treating a 55 gallon tank is expensive and a ton of work, not to mention the need to buy a new filter, which alone costs 18 bucks.
So I've kept watch on my tank with a strict eye and sure enough one by one my fish are dying. It seems twice, sometimes three times a day I need to get the net out and add one to the bag I had in freezer. I would've gone earlier in the week but with school from 8-3 and then work from 4-9 I just didn't have the time.
So needless to say I'm going to go in there guns a blazing. Because I was SOLD SICK FISH I'm watching 80 bucks die daily and I'm going to be out money either way. And if I feel in the mood during my bout of chewing out management I just might throw something in there about their care for bettas, because they are now the worst in the city (the shop in the mall has most of their bettas in community tanks now).
but here's the question what do I do with my tank? I can either drain it and clean it (there goes the live bacteria I bought to start the tank out 30 bucks), or medicate the whole tank and buy a new filter.
Feel free to message me any questions, I'll try to help the best I can!
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Last edited by lvandert; 08-31-2012 at 08:40 AM.