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Old 12-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #11 
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I usually have no problem with feeder animals since everything has to eat. But I do have an issue when feeder animals are mistreated for a couple reasons.

-They are alive and should be treated with respect, even though they are bred to be food.
-A feeder animal that is kept in sub-par conditions and fed poor quality food will not have as much nutritional value as a healthy feeder would.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #12 
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I usually have no problem with feeder animals since everything has to eat. But I do have an issue when feeder animals are mistreated for a couple reasons.

-They are alive and should be treated with respect, even though they are bred to be food.
-A feeder animal that is kept in sub-par conditions and fed poor quality food will not have as much nutritional value as a healthy feeder would.
Absolutely. You are what you eat, after all. If you feed your fish or other pet a live food that is not of proper quality, one can assume you will get the same from your pet.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #13 
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I agree with you all. Another one of my LPS (you don't know how many we have around here) has feeder goldfish. I can't stand it. The rest of the fish (especially bettas) have decent homes but the goldfish are all cramped in a 20 gallon. There are usually 70-80 in there and there is no decor. Just a filter and an airstone and a bunch of dead ones.

I'm getting them this weekend. I will buy 4 or 5 of them and they will go in a ten gallon with a hood. I will feed them normal fish food, just in powder form. I will also give them freeze dried brine shrimp. I feel like I am saying an oath or somethingLOL. The tank will have a light. It will not have any gravel but will be stocked with plants. It will not have a filter but water will be changed every day. there will also be an airstone. Water conditioner will be used.

A FEW WEEKS LATER: The tank will have gravel and a gentle filter. I might buy a few more plants. There diet will change to normal fish food. The rest will be the same as above. Oh, and I will test the water every day when i first get them and every week once they are stronger and healthier.

Does anyone see any flaws within my plan? If so, please tell me!

Edit: I forgot, since they're so tiny, will it be safe to treat them if they have any sickness? Or will the medicine just kill them?

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:55 PM   #14 
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Don't see any except no mention that you'll post progress photos. c:
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #15 
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Yeah, of course I'll do that LOL! :) Will it be safe to use meds like Pimafix, Melafix, aq salt, epsom salt, peas etc if they are sick?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #16 
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Well the tea tree oil in the meds is toxic to pets in general, I personally would go against it.

Not sure about the salts though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #17 
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So has you decided to rescue?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #18 
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'Kay, Hershey.
Bryana, yup, I'm rescuing
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #19 
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Okay. This is a problem I'm sure to face. Refusal to eat. How will I get them to eat?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #20 
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What food are you feeding and how long have you had them?
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