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    Thanks Kat. Unfortunately she died a day or two after I launched this thread. She was only healthy for about a day after I brought her home. I can't be certain exactly why. My 60G appears cycled now so the next one will have a large home.

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    Sorry for your loss. I lost one of the first two angelfish I ever bought due to her not eating a few days after I brought her home as well. I don't even know if I knew about the nirtrogen cycle back then. That's a much better plan, introduce an angelfish or a few to your 60g once it is cycled. They are a bit sensitive, especially young ones, not a good fish to cycle with.
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    Really sorry to hear about your loss. Such a tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Such a tragedy.
    And common when you cycle with fish, I have learned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    And common when you cycle with fish, I have learned
    It is a cost of cycling with fish for sure. You can't change the water fast enough to keep them completely safe. I have lost a fish in every tank I cycled. Mostly feeder fish as I was less concerned for them. Angel was in a tank that had two more days to go before nitrites went to zero, but that was random luck. It could have been two weeks just as easily. I was 45 minute drive from home and convinced myself it made more sense to save the gas and not make another trip. Impulse purchase for sure.

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    Live and learn....impulse purchases in this hobby (of fish) are a huge mistake, most of the time.

    Impulse purchases of new tanks, not so bad, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Live and learn....impulse purchases in this hobby (of fish) are a huge mistake, most of the time.

    Impulse purchases of new tanks, not so bad, lol
    Exactly. And I could have bought a new Corvette or a tattoo. I bought an Angel for six bucks. It will be OK lol.

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    Still, if you're gonna cycle with fish, choose hardy ones that will do better in hard water. Pls be patient with more delicate species. Breaks my heart when a fish dies when it doesn't have to be that way. Nitrites will be a lot easier on hardier fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Still, if you're gonna cycle with fish, choose hardy ones that will do better in hard water. Pls be patient with more delicate species. Breaks my heart when a fish dies when it doesn't have to be that way. Nitrites will be a lot easier on hardier fish.
    Sorry. Didn't mean to come off like I don't care because I really do. FWIW I left a family event on Easter driving all over town trying to find a LFS open that sold meds instead of snake oil for ich.

    I was not actually aware angels were delicate. I've spent hours everyday doing the WCs on four tanks. Mostly I did use feeder fish with bent spines that should have been euthanized long before I ever bought them. I did lose a couple decent fish and accept I may have caused it. I had no idea how impossible nitrites are to control. As I think I said earlier, you can't change the water fast enough.

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    Ok I understand. Angelfish are not that delicate, but they won't do well in a small tank especially while it's cycling. Just better to wait for them until your 60g is cycled.
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