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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by BigBlue on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 2:55 am

Do they sell us fish with Ich or do we buy fish with Ich? Not sure which! Either way, let's vote it out in 2014!!

By the way, there is a slim chance that you will ever get a blue tang or a powder brown without ich from a fish store. The are ich magnets to begin with.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 7:11 am

Beeh there done that and got the t-shirt! Great story that ends with a flush!
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Post by southernlost on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 3:19 pm

goin to walmart to pick up some cichlid food and seeing starved half dead betta fish in tiny little cups stacked and forgotten about
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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by matt_longview on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 4:59 pm

southernlost wrote:goin to walmart

I would have stopped right there. Lol
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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by Siberman on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 7:17 pm

Do y'all remember those little vases you hung on the wall to keep bettas in ? I remember seeing a young couple in WP&C buying one of those along with a pair of yellow-tailed blue damsels. Sad. Crying or Very sad

When the local Wal-Mart still sold fish, I witnessed someone buying a 10 gallon set up along with 4 Iridescent Sharks. Glad they don't sell live fish anymore.
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Post by Siberman on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 7:27 pm

BigBlue wrote:Do they sell us fish with Ich or do we buy fish with Ich? Not sure which! Either way, let's vote it out in 2014!!

By the way, there is a slim chance that you will ever get a blue tang or a powder brown without ich from a fish store. The are ich magnets to begin with.

Ich (oodinium in marine tanks) is present in every tank. It becomes a problem when fish are stressed by high population density / overfeeding/ bullying/ whatever. Set up a quarantine tank (preferably with a UV ) for all new purchases and keep them in there until you're sure they're healthy. Wink

Take your time in acclimating them to the new tank . Use a dripper for at least an hour to get them used to the new water and you might even want to get one of those "breeding nets" for livebearers to keep them in until you're sure they're going to make it in your main tank.
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Post by Win on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 7:36 pm

i have to disagree. ick is a protozoa, a parasite, and it has a defined life cycle. it doesnt just appear. it was introduced some how. i have never once had a case of ick just appear at random in an established tank. it was always following the addition of something new, be it a plant or another fish, or a piece of used equipment... but almost always from petco lol



according to this you can be ick free in 38 days, but the general rule is wait an extra week so you go 45 days and can starve it out of a system without the use of chemicals. if there is no host, it cant survive.



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Post by Win on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 7:40 pm

of course temperature plays alot into that too, you can raise the temp and the ick will live grow and die faster.
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Post by KMX on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 8:03 pm

Win wrote:i have to disagree. ick is a protozoa, a parasite, and it has a defined life cycle. it doesnt just appear. it was introduced some how. i have never once had a case of ick just appear at random in an established tank. it was always following the addition of something new, be it a plant or another fish, or a piece of used equipment... but almost always from petco lol



according to this you can be ick free in 38 days, but the general rule is wait an extra week so you go 45 days and can starve it out of a system without the use of chemicals. if there is no host, it cant survive.


I agree
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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by DonnieP on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 8:24 pm

Taking a good buddy to your favorite fishin hole on the promise of not disclosing the spot only to go the following week and have your prize fishin hole full of your buddies family all drinkin long necks and chunking em in the lake, that,s a lesson learned the hard way!
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Post by southernlost on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 9:39 pm

i got the stink eye from employees at petland today .. i helped a guy that is trying to start a saltwater tank the sold him 3 or 4 pieces of that crappy rock they stick in betta tanks for 80 bucks i pulled him to the side told him how to start a tank the right way they even sold him a freshwater little filter for his 40 gallon tank that he bought there also but he returned the crap he bought and is hopefull goin a different route but in the mean time i feel unwelcome at the only place thats sells saltwater fish in tyler
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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by matt_longview on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 10:18 pm

If they'll learn to create repeat customers instead of going after a single sale maybe they'll be able to afford to teach someone how not to kill a tank full of fish. I walked in there once and saw the exact thing I first posted about. Employee walking around helping someone buy tons of fish while they have the tank in hand. Decided right then that I wouldn't be back.
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Post by JoseH on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 10:22 pm

southernlost wrote:i got the stink eye from employees at petland today .. i helped a guy that is trying to start a saltwater tank the sold him 3 or 4 pieces of that crappy rock they stick in betta tanks for 80 bucks i pulled him to the side told him how to start a tank the right way they even sold him a freshwater little filter for his 40 gallon tank that he bought there also but he returned the crap he bought and is hopefull goin a different route but in the mean time i feel unwelcome at the only place thats sells saltwater fish in tyler

They are very rude there
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Re: things that piss you off...

Post by dwhintson on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 11:37 pm

Hair Algea because it goes away then comes back!!!
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Post by onegoodie on Mon 31 Jan 2011, 12:24 am

matt_longview wrote:
southernlost wrote:goin to walmart

I would have stopped right there. Lol

Agree!!

Listening to the fool talking heads on any television "news" station. Total morons.

Fish related, LFS which stock and sell notoriously ill tempered fish to oblivious customers with no disclaimer, no question, and no thought to impact of the purchase on the fish or the person's tank. Time and time again I see stores stocking species of fish that I know from first hand experience or from reading other's experiences should not be kept without some knowledge and research. The result ends up in an "obnoxious" fish who kills everything in the tank. But it could be a perfectly fine fish if kept with some knowledge.
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Post by Win on Mon 31 Jan 2011, 9:40 am

seeing fish like pacu, and pangasius catfish, and tinfoil barbs, and oscars, and koi and knife fish being sold without a "warning, HUGE tank required"

they lookawesome when they are 2 inches long.... then next thing you know you have two 18 inch long pacu u gotta chop with the machette bc they just broke your aquarium....
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Post by ritter678 on Mon 31 Jan 2011, 9:13 pm

When nearly every coral in your tank is doing well and there's one or two that you just can't figure out.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 3:21 pm

ppl checking with their wife to make sure they dont do anything wrong or out of line!!! grow some!!!

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Post by BigBlue on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 3:42 pm

Grow what!? Hair algae!? I don't understand! Sad

lol!
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 3:44 pm

Golf balls
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Post by BigBlue on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 10:38 pm



This makes me mad! I went to buy some new T5 bulbs at PetSmart today and this is what I found. 5000K GE bulbs in both the Actinic and 18000K box. If you swapped these bulbs and returned them to PetsMart - YOU are an IDIOT!
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 11:04 pm

Lol !!!
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Post by Yuma on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 12:04 am

WOW...... affraid

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Post by matt_longview on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 1:35 am

Okay... that's pretty much nuts.
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Post by ritter678 on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 11:55 am

Who would do something like that??? Evil or Very Mad
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