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dtejeda.arias 03-29-2013 11:17 PM

Otos $1 petsmart
 
Sale ends on April 1st

h4n 03-29-2013 11:35 PM

Re: Otos $1 petsmart
 
Nice, thank for the heads up. Hopefully one near me has some left Sunday.

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dtejeda.arias 03-30-2013 01:01 AM

If you can't get any let me know. There are about 5 petsmarts within like 15min of each other... Very close to home

h4n 03-30-2013 01:43 AM

Re: Otos $1 petsmart
 
Thanks!

Ya I would love to fill all my tanks with a few each.

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CrypticLifeStyle 03-30-2013 02:20 PM

QT them PLEASE lol. Pretty sure they'll have ich.

h4n 03-30-2013 03:40 PM

Re: Otos $1 petsmart
 
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Originally Posted by CrypticLifeStyle (Post 2981954)
QT them PLEASE lol. Pretty sure they'll have ich.

You know I always read that but I always drop mine into my tanks and never had ich.

Maybe my local pet smart is better for them haha.

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dtejeda.arias 03-30-2013 04:11 PM

I've never had that problem... Now since you mentioned it they'll probably be an outbreak lol!

CrypticLifeStyle 03-30-2013 04:55 PM

Petsmart, and petco just notorious for ich infested fish. It's just hard to treat ICH in a planted tank. Their fish come from huge fish breeding/grow-out ponds, which arnt the cleanest of places for sure :) Check the isle where ich meds is, you'll never see it over stocked, always on the cusp of being close to under stocked. Those med sales make them $. Just be careful, and good luck

Barbgirl 03-30-2013 06:05 PM

Otos $1 petsmart
 
I never had problems with the places around me until a couple months ago and got ich from hell so now I'm paranoid haha. Maybe it's just the Leominster ones

dtejeda.arias 03-30-2013 06:15 PM

I have had that happen from Petexpress in Lynn and petco in Cambridge. Pet express is just awful when it comes to their fishes health

allknighter 03-31-2013 04:28 AM

I'd stay away from all fish offered at the box stores, they're more likely to crash your tank through ich infection than anything else. It's bad enough trying to keep out all the nasty stuff that comes in through trades and SNS purchases.

I will say, that I've never had an otto catch ich; though they can be the vector in to your tank.

dtejeda.arias 03-31-2013 04:35 AM

Come on ottos for a dollar. That's like by 1 get one free and second 50% off!!!

dtejeda.arias 03-31-2013 10:57 PM

Just bought a few more today. Couldn't help myself just watch them sit there in a box store tank while they pray to end up in a good home. So I can part with about 5 in about a week or so after i can guarantee they are healthy for the same price I got them

Dave Allen 04-01-2013 12:50 AM

I picked up a half dozen Otos yesterday. When I got them home I realized one of them was actually a Chinese alge eater! Not the best community tank fish. I may end up rehoming the little (for now) guy.

dtejeda.arias 04-01-2013 12:56 AM

I haven't had any personal experience with them, but I heard they turn out to be quite mean over time.


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