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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Big Den » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:21 am

Here it is Anita http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/Species ... p?ID=22928 Weird one, looks like it will need a big tank.
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Anita » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:17 am

Nice fish :-): the common lengths not too bad is it, unless you end up with a whopper :winkin
Anyway I thought you were cutting down :non:
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby malakye » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:16 pm

4am this morning I woke up thinking about your fish, it was a friend up in the West Lothians who had them.
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Re: Bought new fish today

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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Big Den » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:37 pm

Had a disaster with the tank I put this fish in. Went in the garage this morning at 10am, when the lights come on, to find most of the fish were dead including this new one. Image
I took the airstone out yesterday afternoon, but didn't think it would make much difference as there are 2 Fluval 303's running on it, but evidently it did. I am totally gutted, my lovely blue discus, royal plec, congo tetra's I was hoping to breed. I am definitely going to thin down on the tanks, I couldn't stand this happening again.
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Anita » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:34 pm

:cry: What a flipping shame... Den we've all done it, it happens!
I'm so sorry about your fish, I loved that discus he was the one with the steamer wasn't he?

In the past an airstone hasn't come on in my tank during the night and I've come down in the morning with the discus on their side at the surface gasping like hell. Now the damn thing is set to come on before I go to bed.
Was that the tank with the CO2? - if so the gas is pretty unforgiving. It takes hours to dissipate and that's with using airstone. If you want to remove it quickly you need to do a water change.
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Mick » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:36 pm

What a shame, I can sympathise with you, it always leaves a sinking feeling in the stomach
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby Big Den » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:31 pm

Thanks everyone. I know these things happen but I can't get over losing that discus. I've had him since he was the size of a 50p. And the royal plec!, I have one that survived, don't make sense.
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Re: Bought new fish today

Postby malakye » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:13 pm

So sorry for your loss Den.
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Re: Bought new fish today

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