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Old 01-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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I have no idea what to do about this


So I came home to my parents' house to find that my mom had gotten 6 zebra danios and tried to shove them into a 2 gallon tank. Needless to say they were not healthy and not happy. There are now only 3 left and my mom has completely washed her hands of them, saying they were too complicated to take care of and that I was "being mean to her" by insisting she get a bigger tank and some real plants. So now they're mine. The problem is that when I go back up to school in a few days I still can't get a bigger tank because my apartment complex has a 4 gallon limit and I already have a betta. I don't have a LFS I can take them to and even if I did I doubt they would take these poor fish, as there was an ich outbreak a couple weeks ago and one of them has a spinal deformity. Should I just try and make the best of the 2 gallon?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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Or find a local fishkeeper who will take them (Craigslist?).

Oh, please slap your mom for me.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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Oh, please slap your mom for me.
Ouch!

But yeah, Craiglist is probably your best option.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:49 AM   #4
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Where did your mom purchase/get them from? She must've gotten them from a store or somebody else that knows how to care for them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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Where did your mom purchase/get them from? She must've gotten them from a store or somebody else that knows how to care for them.
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She got them from Petsmart. I couldn't find the reciept for them so that was out. I completely forgot about Craigslist! I almost never go there so it slipped my mind. I guess I'll see if anyone there wants them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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I doubt you'll find a solution to this really. If it was something larger than yes, but I don't hear of too many rescue stories of small fish that are worth less than a dollar.

If I knew they weren't diseased, I'd honestly just feed them to a larger fish that I already have or something, unless you knew a friend into the hobby or something.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:13 AM   #7
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I doubt you'll find a solution to this really. If it was something larger than yes, but I don't hear of too many rescue stories of small fish that are worth less than a dollar.

If I knew they weren't diseased, I'd honestly just feed them to a larger fish that I already have or something, unless you knew a friend into the hobby or something.
Oh... well there are only three of them left, so I guess a lot of people wouldn't even bother. Also there was an ich outbreak recently and although I've been treating the whole tank and haven't seen any ich in like 2 weeks I don't know if anyone would be willing to add them to their tanks. Ich sucks. >_<
Anyway my mom decided not to let me have them after all, so what it comes down to now is I could try and find someone to take them in her area or I can try to convince her to at least get some real plants if she's not going to take my advice and get a bigger tank and more fish. Right now she only has 2 plastic plants in that tank. >_<
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