What Store To Get Fish.

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Daniel Price, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Daniel PriceValued MemberMember

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

    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.
  3. Daniel PriceValued MemberMember

    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?
  4. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  5. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    What country do you live in?
  6. SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    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!!!
  7. Daniel PriceValued MemberMember

    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.

    United States
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  8. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh fair. If you were the UK I could have reccomended some shops
  9. love A FishNew MemberMember

    My bad