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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 
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Thumbs down Did you ever know why pet store fish always seem to be sick?

Hello guys,
I'm not sure if you already know, but I just found out that big chain pet stores actually have one huge filter in the back room that all of the tanks run on. so actually the fish are also living in the same water! that means if one fish gets sick, all of the fish get sick. in addition, all of their water is the same temp too! the goldfish, the chichlids, and the tropical fish! yeesh. did any of you already know this?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #2 
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Preaching to the choir, Saphira...I agree 100%
How long should rescued fish from these places be quarantined?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #3 
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Until they seem healthy if sick. I quarantine for about 4 days.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #4 
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Yes, I was totally aware of this.

This is why you ask questions to the employees in the stores. If it doesn't sound plausible then you may not want to believe anything else they tell you.

Also most of these pet stores do add some sort of medication to their water but depends on the person in charge of the department what type of routine they will follow.

If you plan to, "Quarantine" 4 days will do basically NOTHING.
  • 2 weeks is recommended, but 4 weeks is the industry standard
The people I know that follow the "standard" are some dedicated fishkeepers who are into the saltwater varieties who order very EXPENSIVE (anything over $50 & up) species & will QT a new "specimen" in a fully established & fully equipped hospital tank for a little over a month.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #5 
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Anyone who comes with my too a pet store tries to keep my away from the bettas especially because I always want to take them home and make them better :(
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #6 
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Cichlids not Chichlids.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #7 
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Wow CB. Thanks for going totally off topic, lol.
Also. Yeah, I figured this out w while back. I don't think it's a very smart idea but these things filter well, and are cheap/efficient. That's why most pet stores use em
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #8 
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I didnt go off topic I am reffering to the first post. Not all pet stores are bad.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #9 
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No, not all Pet stores are bad. I know of one not too far from my house that is wonderful! They have quarantine and hospital tanks (which should be standard) and as far as I can tell all the fish are quite happy. :)
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #10 
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Are guppies are doing better. Guppy problems are the only comolant of my Petco.
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