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- 1 year
So I've been opining for a Pearl Gourami for a few weeks now. We have two places that sell fish in town. One is Petco and the other is a family owned store. About a week and a half ago the family owned store had one but it was shimmying. I checked back a few days later and it had died. I noticed Petco had a healthy looking one 3 days ago but I wanted to wait to see if he was still healthy after a few days. I went today and he was still there and looked great. So I decided to get him. I was looking at other tanks and looked over to see the clerk kind of flicking him in the little plastic tank they put fish in to dump them into the plastic bag. The poor thing was turning sideways trying to right itself. The clerk said he jumped out and fell to the floor(about 5 feet) So I said I'd pass....but then he seemed to have recovered and was acting okay. I made the call to get him believing he'd have a better chance with me. Petco said I'd have an unconditional right to return if he didn't make it okay. Well I have him home now. Acclimated him for 50 minutes in his bag adding small amounts of my tank water. I added some stress coat as well. He's safe and sound in the tank now. He's off by himself but doesn't seem too stressed. Ive got the lights off and will keep them off four hours....then low light. Crossing my fingers. He's a great looking fish.