I had 4 but one didn't make it 3 months. The other 3 have made it a year. Did you buy them from Walmart, Petsmart, Petco? They tend to be the worst in terms of Fish with disease, etc. I bought mine from an LFS that takes pretty good care of their tanks.ETNsilverstar said:How many of the glofish do you have? I only see two. We tried to do a glofish tank for the toddler, but we couldn't get a single one to even survive 24 hours.
We got them at petsmart, but the one we go to seems to maintain their tanks pretty well. With as fast as they died, I could only assume it was shock from switching to a new environment. We'll probably try again with some of the glofish danios once the goldfish gets moved into a bigger tank.Jesterrace said:I had 4 but one didn't make it 3 months. The other 3 have made it a year. Did you buy them from Walmart, Petsmart, Petco? They tend to be the worst in terms of Fish with disease, etc. I bought mine from an LFS that takes pretty good care of their tanks.
Our Petco sucks. Well, sucked. They closed recently. The petsmart is pretty good though. Some of the sales people are at least decently knowledgeable, and they always have tons of glofish. Whatever their acclimation procedure is, the fish were surviving in their tanks for at least a few days while we could only get a couple hours at home. That points to shock.Jesterrace said:Don't assume that. Petco often has subpar standards for their tank maintenance and poor acclimation and non existant quarantine procedures. Due to the more forgiving nature of freshwater it's easier to hide these issues, what I recommend doing as a real test is to take a look at their saltwater tanks. If the fish have faded colors, white spots on their fins or bodies and fins look partially worn off then it's a pretty good bet they don't take care of the fish, acclimate them properly, etc. Also look at the rockwork and if it's crawling with bristleworms then they are overfeeding the tanks to boot. I'm just saying this is a much easier way to track the kind of care your local Petco gives. My local Petco's freshwater tanks look pretty decent but when you look at the salty tanks it tells a very different story and the rockwork was gross as well.