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Abbiesaurus
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Poor fishy :(
« on: December 13, 2010, 05:12:50 AM »

So I know there has been a million threads about this but....
Today I was at Pet Barn (big chain pet store in Australia) and there were so many sick goldfish. I wanted to take them all home.
But there was one that stood out he was a gorgeous calico ryukin who was huge...he was about the size of my hand. I have never seen one so beautiful. He looked like one of the show ones you see on the net.
Poor thing had a swim bladder problem and fin rot Sad Pretty easy to fix but the people at the shop were probably clueless.
I don't even know if he was for sale...But if he was the shops fish then I just don't understand why they would not look after him. I bet he was expensive too.
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Mindemae
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 05:43:29 AM »

Yeah, that's a shame.... Cry
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Nossie
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 07:07:17 AM »

That's such a pain!! D: I hate it when it's always the perfect ones that have the most problems Undecided
The pretties ones that you want the most, and then you don't bother after all because you're not sure if they'll even survive... man, have I been through that before D:
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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 09:08:46 AM »

Yeah I was not sure if he was for sale either as he was in like a big proper tank and there was no price tag. Plus if he was for sale I bet he would be at least $100 since they were also selling orandas which were 1/8 of the size of him for $30.
I totally want to buy him but he looks like he is in quite a bad way...and obviously theres no guarantee he will recover, so its a bit of a gamble Sad
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 11:42:16 AM »

Maybe it was a hospital tank he was in and they were treating him? Smiley
Maybe if you go back there you could inquire? Wink
The reason I say this is because our Mom and Pop petshop have individual tanks with fish in and I've seen them treating a tank, actually an oscar fish that had some fungus, one time when I was in there. Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 12:51:08 PM »

Yeah, you could try asking! Smiley And if all else fails, ask them to treat him for you (if possible) before you bring him home Smiley
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 03:56:22 PM »

That is a gorgeous fish.. I'd take him home and treat him myself, if I had the tools (cough cough another tank... irritates me that i only have the one lol) But yea, ask and see if they'll treat him for you. Tell them you'll charge them for cruelty to animals or something... Cause really, letting a sick fish stay sick is cruelty.
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 07:44:24 PM »

The petsmart by me will let you adopt the fish if they are sick or injured. Even though I don't want an oranda, I'm still thinking about the one eyed one I saw. If he's still there when I go back next week, I'll probably adopt him.
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Mindemae
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 08:28:10 PM »

That is so nice!  I would adopt him too! Smiley
Not many people would adopt a sick or injured fish and he deserves a nice life too!
Good for you!
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Abbiesaurus
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010, 10:03:43 PM »

Maybe I should go and tell them that he needs to be treated. Or ask if I can buy him discounted as he is sick or something?
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Re: Poor fishy :(
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 10:16:15 AM »

Do that! Smiley
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