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Old 04-25-2010, 10:35 PM   #11 
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Purchasing a fish that is visibly damaged is not advisable. In my experience, that physical deformity can be just the tip of the iceberg!
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:55 PM   #12 
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Thanks Mr Sparkle. I decided not to get that one I was looking at, I got a different one that seemed healthy (although he's really inactive since yesterday and I'm worrying...). He seems to have a missing ray(s) as well (I didn't notice until I got him home) although I'm not sure exactly how his fins are supposed to look (he's a crowntail, the short ray is at the front of his dorsal fin).
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:18 AM   #13 
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lots of water changes, a little bit of salt, and he should be right as rain!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #14 
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Agreed!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:37 AM   #15 
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lots of water changes
ha! I've already done 2 today, in case the fake plants are giving off chemicals or something..... I hope you are right about him being ok, he's just hanging in the water, not moving at all.... I stood there for ages comparing the fish and picked this one because he seemed the most lively and attentive and now he's just sitting there.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #16 
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Just new tank syndrome. Give it a few more days, or a week, until you really start to worry.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:30 AM   #17 
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Thanks, I'll do that. I hope he'll perk up soon.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:29 AM   #18 
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He saw a pellet floating past, and he ate, then he swam around for a bit, ate another pellet, so I don't think he's sick, just settling in. Thanks for the help.
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