CA2OR Posted March 1, 2009 Share Posted March 1, 2009 I find myself questioning whether or not I want to get rid of my tank. Some of you are aware of the issues I have been experiencing recently with the parasite on my fish. I know that I have read and hear tons of advice and recommendations, not all am I able to accomidate. To date I have done everything my mind, wife, and bank account will allow me to do in an effort to save my tank. I lost the first of my 2 True Perc's this morning. The other one is at least staying in the anemone. I have almost no chance of setting up a QT tank due to lack of equipment, and available money. I am sure I will lose this one in the next day or 2 then I will more than likely part out my tank and be done. I am extremely frusterated over this whole senario and regret ever getting the mimic tang and psuedochromie from that LFS. I know that some of you will feel I am over reacting, but I got into this hobby for those fish. I have had those 2 since the first day anything alive went into my first saltwater tank. In fact they were the first things alive in there outside of rock and sand. Oddly I found clownfish were what brought me out of fresh water and into salt. They were my wife's favorite fish in the tank which makes all of this that much worse. She was on the verge of tears when I pulled the body out. Those clowns I have had for almost 2 years they have gone through PH changes from 5.6 through 8.9, salinity changes from 1.10 to 1.34, temp flucuations of more than 20 degrees, 4 moves, 3 tank changes, chlorine spikes, amonia spikes, nitrate spikes, and I thought they were indestructable. But I found their weakness. I find myself soley blaming the LFS due to the fact that the parasite killing my tank originated from thier fish within a day or so of joining my tank. I have lost 5 fish total and I can see the strain on the remaining survivors. I am aware that I should have had a UV sterilizer but had never had a need for it, to be honest I am still not sure I want to buy one but don't have much of a choice anymore. I am also aware that I should have had a QT tank, but again I never had a need for one and to be quite honest I am under the belief that when I put sick fish into a QT tank I apply additional stress to an already weak and stressed animal which in my experience (which is not extensive by any means) leads to death. Again in my experience I am 7 for 7 on fish that went into QT and died there. I can only hope that the LFS that I made these recent purchases from will read this and find some sort of responsibility or obligation to try and rectify a very bad situation. I feel I have to say that all of this is in my opinion. I am sure most of you will disagree with my philosiphy on why I blame the LFS, but I guess you would have had to been around to see what all has transpired or not transpired in my tank throughout it's life and how the sudden addition of 2 fish completely changed everything. Feel free to share your opinion on what I should do or why what I feel is wrong. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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