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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Fish de-stress time

I asked a lfs to order me 2 dozen rummy nose tetras. They should show up tomorrow. Is it okay to pick them up right away or is it best to let them destress at the store for a day or two first?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 02:11 PM
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I would try to pick them up from the LFS the day they arrive. If you can get them while they are still in the shipping bag from the supplier and acclimate them into your tank then you can avoid the wait.

If that is not a possibility then I would make sure that the LFS will hold them for you and you can pick them up in a few days. The only issue I see is the possibility that if the LFS does not hold them then they might sell your fish before you can get them. If you pick them up the day of, make sure you quarantine them yourself for a week or more to make sure no one is sick. You might want to treat them with some Meth Blue as well.

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It really depends on the store owner's policy. In your agreement what happens if fish die when they arrive at the store, are they responsible or is the fault at you.

If they are responsible then let them quarrantine and check the fish for disease, malnutrition, etc. If you are then pick them up right away, before they even un-bag them. Place them in a spare aquarium and treat them. Run a full course of treatment for internal and external parasites and ensure they are in good health before adding them to your setup.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly all my tanks are full of either fish or shrimp, Ill go check them out today.. I may just ask them to hold them and pick them up in a day or two then they will be a little more relaxed and i can give them a good look over.
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