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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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R.i.p to my dream fish

I ordered a fish that i fell in love with from ebay. The moment it arrived i was so excited to finally have it. But when i looked at the poor thing in the box, his tail was pinned between a fold in the bag he was in. I hurried to free him but as soon as i put him in a tank i could tell he wasnt going to be able to swim normally. He ended up dying after 4 days. His body was bent still when he died. I cant imagine how much pain he was in...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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This is a picture of my beautiful fish
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I'm so sorry for your loss! He was a beautiful guy.
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So sorry you are going through this. Much support.
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Thank you for your support. It has been a tough 2 days. I know it sounds crazy but i haven't even removed him from the tank he died in. I don't even want to go near it. I want to remember the way he looked when he was still alive. Its hard to let go. I contacted the person i bought it from to let them know that they should be more careful when packing fish to be shipped. God forbid another fish having to go through that. Imagine if you went swimming and your legs got pinned down. What a horrible death for a fish. He asked me for pictures of the injured tail.. But i uploaded videos on youtube instead.. So he could see him just struggling to stay sitting on the bottom of the tank..
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If anyone wants to see the videos.. They are titled: Injured plakat #1 & injured plakat
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Is the seller going to compensate you for your loss?

If you have proof it was the seller's fault and paid via PayPal you can probably get your $$ back. Same if you bought him on eBay. I believe on eBay they require you wait seven days to leave negative feedback is to to give seller time to make things right.

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Poor little chap. What a terrible ordeal for him.

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He said that he was sorry and that this was the first time it happened to him. I believe him so I didnt really ask him for anything in return but he did offer me a fish he bred himself in America that was similar looking for free and he shipped it with overnight shipping. He also refunded me $10. The fish is similar looking.. but not nearly as beautiful. I am just happy that this one is healthy and arrived safely. I am going to think twice about buying fish through Ebay. Who knows how much crap those poor fishes have to go through being shipped by regular people. I think fishes should not be allowed to be mailed through USPS because those boxes get tossed around.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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This is the replacement fish he sent me
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