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Old 05-15-2012, 11:53 PM   #2221
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It's just that one time the guy bang the transfer container really hard to get the otos out, or I don't have luck with algae eaters, I lost 6/7 in the last 6 months...
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:01 AM   #2222
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I lost 6/7 in the last 6 months...
I bought otos from the Petco in Union Square in September of last year, and they're doing great. I saw otos on Sunday at the Petland on 48th and Northern Blvd. for 1.60 or so, but I don't know what their stock is like or how they handle their fish. What are your water parameters, and how do you acclimate your fish before putting them into the tank?
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:48 AM   #2223
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I bought otos from the Petco in Union Square in September of last year, and they're doing great. I saw otos on Sunday at the Petland on 48th and Northern Blvd. for 1.60 or so, but I don't know what their stock is like or how they handle their fish. What are your water parameters, and how do you acclimate your fish before putting them into the tank?
I was at petland Nassau st @city hall they have the otos for the same price but they had ich so I didn't get them. My water parameters are fine (0,0,20,ph 6). I always introduce new fish slowly, mix with tank water every 15 minutes for 4 - 5 times before I put them in.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #2224
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I find Fishtown to be hit or miss. Great variety but not very reliable stock... I still remember the time monster fish and I watched how they did a water change of their cherry shrimp tank in front of us, and how a large portion of the tank croaked on the spot... Honestly, it was kinda sad to witness...

Linsanity, I have to take you fish shopping man... You have to have better luck with ottos... Even my ft ottos from last oct are alive and well... Also try this, When u get home, pour the fish into a container and prime immediately. Then drip acclimate... Should lessen the shock transitioning to your tank.

My luck with amanos haven't been good so I know what u mean...
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:00 PM   #2225
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I find Fishtown to be hit or miss. Great variety but not very reliable stock... I still remember the time monster fish and I watched how they did a water change of their cherry shrimp tank in front of us, and how a large portion of the tank croaked on the spot... Honestly, it was kinda sad to witness...

Linsanity, I have to take you fish shopping man... You have to have better luck with ottos... Even my ft ottos from last oct are alive and well... Also try this, When u get home, pour the fish into a container and prime immediately. Then drip acclimate... Should lessen the shock transitioning to your tank.

My luck with amanos haven't been good so I know what u mean...
I don't have a job like yours that you can name yourself acitydweller
I will try to leave at 5 today and go to the Chinatown FS, I need clean up crew in my new tank.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #2226
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haha, im just a lonely clerk at a desk who spends most days on TPT. :P

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #2227
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Man, that guy has the best job. Messing around with fish all day, having people rave about his place, leaving early when he wants to...

I need to own a small business one time in my life.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #2228
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Got there 5:30 and got 3 otos for $1.5 each, didn't go to the other FS didn't want to stress them longer.
I was there 6:30 many times and he was close, I thought he went on a long vacation or out of business, then one Friday I got there at 6 and he was there, that's how I know he close early before I found this forum, lol
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #2229
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Anyone seen Corydoras Habrosus in any of the LFS in Manhattan?
Not sure about habrosus, but petco in union square sometimes gets pygmys
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #2230
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I've never seen them locally. When I was in pet shant,NJ, I saw habrosus and the pymeus there. I ordered my pygmys from msjinkzd, she always has both.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #2231
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Was at fishtown today. They had these cory elegans. Pretty neat.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:05 AM   #2232
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All my Amanos from Petco are alive, the ones I got from 123 never seemed to have grown... and I had them for over 8 months now. they're as large as CRS.

I'll be checking out Petco Un Sq tomorrow, not buying anythign but can keep an eye out for anyone to save you a trip or so.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #2233
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Aquarium Gallery has ember tetras for $3.50 ea.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #2234
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I'm trying to look for nerite snails in the LFS but no luck.

Anyone know where I can get them?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #2235
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14th st petco often has them.
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