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Re: Poorly Chromis

Subject: Re: Poorly Chromis
by electrogear on 2009/12/31 2:41:27

That's the shortest lived fish I've ever had. Gave him a whack to the head with a scerwdriver. I know it seems harsh but he wasn't going to make it, I could see dark red patches forming which is a sign of organ failure, and being in that much pain a blow to the head is instant. I've tried the clove oil method on another fish and thought it very long and drawn out.

RIP fish (he/she didn't even have a name yet!)

I read that these fish don't travel well and given my decent water params I think he either had a previous condition or the stress from transit hit him hard. I've also noticed on other forums that a 50% survival rate is often the case with these fish, in terms of the process from collection/breeding to transportation to the shop then transportation to the owner's tank (this last part is usually the part they pass on, especially after lack of food etc or picking up diseases at the LFS). I don't think I'll be buying any more.