What Store To Get Fish.

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I am afraid of accidently getting an adused fish and have it die on me even after the nitrogen cyle is done properly.
 

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Don't get it from big box- only small non-chain stores. From there pick an active fish with no fin rips, no bent spine and good gill function.
 
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Discus-Tang said:
Don't get it from big box- only small non-chain stores. From there pick an active fish with no fin rips, no bent spine and good gill function.
What if they are "special"? So a local store have better quality fish and in store care. Is tetra a good first choice in little deco in tank. (Will add more ) And would the ghost shrimp be a good idea to add along with snail, or just snail for clean up crew?
 

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Daniel Price said:
What if they are "special"? So a local store have better quality fish and in store care. Is tetra a good first choice in little deco in tank. (Will add more ) And would the ghost shrimp be a good idea to add along with snail, or just snail for clean up crew?
Got it, yes local stores are better. Yes, if you buy specials just buy ones that look very healthy.


Tetras would be fine in a relatively bare tank. How big is the tank?

If you have nerite snails, shrimp won't be necessary.
 

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What country do you live in?
 

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Local is always better.. check to see if the tanks have dead fish in.. that's a sign of poor care if you ask me!!!
 
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Discus-Tang said:
Got it, yes local stores are better. Yes, if you buy specials just buy ones that look very healthy.


Tetras would be fine in a relatively bare tank. How big is the tank?

If you have nerite snails, shrimp won't be necessary.
A 10 gal with java moss in a corner with gravel, black stones, and blue glass pebbles
i added a used median yesterday to help with cycling.

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What country do you live in?
United States
 

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Oh fair. If you were the UK I could have reccomended some shops
 

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