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    Hi All,,, I am new to this site and freshwater aquarium hobby. So far my water testing is great,,,but yet I still lose a fish almost monthly. They are not living very long. Any suggestions as to where to purchase fish from a reputable breeder instead of Petco or Petsmart???

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    Hi fishgirl.

    Before we give you suggestions of places to buy fish, it would be better if we could figure out why your fish are dying.

    To help us figure things out, would you mind answering some questions? When you say your testing is great, can you share the test results you are getting? How big is your tank, and what filtration do you have? Also, did you cycle your tank?

    Edit: forgot to ask what fish you currently have in your tank :-)

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    Start a new thread in the beginner freshwater section with your question(s) and the info Goldie asked for. You will get more replies there.
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    Welcome to the forum fishgirl!
    I do hope you start a new thread as Laura suggested, and answer Goldie's questions. I look forward to seeing you about!
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    Welcome, as goldie said if you could give us a bit more details we will be happy to try and solve you multiple deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishgirl39 View Post


    Hi All,,, I am new to this site and freshwater aquarium hobby. So far my water testing is great,,,but yet I still lose a fish almost monthly. They are not living very long. Any suggestions as to where to purchase fish from a reputable breeder instead of Petco or Petsmart???
    Welcome to the forum!

    A few questions. What type of fish? What size tank? Did you cycle the tank? What parameters are "great"? What type of test kit are you using?

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