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  1. #1

    Talking I got Dwarf Chains!!


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    Wahhh! I was in today checking out a brand new petshop which had just opened and they had a massive opening sale with Dwarf Chain Loaches for $15!! Usually $23. I've always wanted some and was thinking about putting some in my 25g when I set it back up. Well, I couldn't pass up the incredible offer and ended up leaving with 6 (still cost me nearly $100).

    All-in-all pretty impressed with this new pet store. EXCEPT they had a trainee net my fish and I couldn't even watch, she kept trying to touch them with her hands to get them out of the net and holding them in her fist, UGH. I had to walk away! When I'm buying $100 worth of fish I expect them to give me a capable staff member, I was not at all happy. Especially dwarf chains which are a sensitive fish as it is, she could at least practice on a goldfish or livebearers! They went all white in the bag and I was sure she'd stressed them to the point of death. They seemed to come right as soon as I put them in my tank though, and all are now are racing around annoying my Harlequins.

    I know this isn't the tank I planned for them and eventually when I get my 25g set up I'll have to somehow catch the little buggers to move them. But even if I'm not ready for them yet they'll do fine in my 45g until their permanent home in my 25g is ready. They will eventually live with 1 Gourami and a slew of Neons.

    Pics later.

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    I'm happy for you!! It's always nice when you get something you realy want .

    Whats the old saying: "Good things come to those who wait".

    I now what you mean about not watching them catch your fish. Twice in my life I've taken the net from the salesperson and caught my own fish.
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    Brilliant!

    Better get that camera charged and ready roll
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  4. #4

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    I think photos are required in this thread

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    Haha Lucky you!! I plan on getting 10 for my 55 gallon when I get it set up :D

  6. #6

    Smile


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    Update! Chains seem to be doing very well -- although I've only been able to count 5 at one time, it's hard to gauge because they're constantly on the move, and I haven't found any other evidence to suggest one of them didn't make it. They're a little shy at times but I'm sure they'll be better once they're in their densely planted 25g tank. They are always together zooming around the tank, annoying the harlequins and cories. Luckily they don't see to bother my Gourami because he's going in the 25 with them! I plan on increasing their school to 8.

    Okay, so I couldn't live up to my promise of photos of the Chains, they were too damn fast and zipped off to the otherside of the tank the moment they saw me hovering with the camera. I did manage to get some videos though!

    Enjoy!



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    Thanks for sharing. Glad they are doing so well.
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