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  1. #1

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    It looks like I will be getting a 3rd office tank. One of my students brought me a present this morning in a Ziploc bag of dirty as hell water. It is a Jewel Cichlid...he stated that he was keeping it in one of those 1 gallon V shaped tanks from walmart but the pump broke and he thought I might want another fish

    First off...I really don't want another fish but didn't want the poor thing to be stuffed into a locker the rest of the day and probably flushed alive when he took it home. So I go home on my lunch break and drag another 10 gallon out of storage along with an AC30 and some media from the 150G. Fish is in the floor in a bare tank for now. I do have a spot beside my desk which will probably fit the tank...I just now have to buy a stand, and some sort of lighting apparatus. I know 10G isnt preferable for a Jewel Cichlid; but considering it was living in a 1 gallon piece of junk I think this will be like living in a mansion.

    I do not blame the student, he is only 14. I do however blame the parents for not giving a crap about anything but their recreational substance abuse...
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  2. #2

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    It's a good thing that he had someone caring around to pass the fish onto!
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

  3. #3

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    Being 14 might work for not having the right fish but no excuse for the "dirty as hell" water. Even 14 years old should have something in the brain department.

  4. #4

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    I guess that can depend on how well he's been brought up, Hobbsy. Responsibility has to start somewhere.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Good on ya for what you do in the education sector! Its tough out there for sure. Grats on your new fish

  6. #6

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    If your own environment isn't ever clean I guess you don't recognize the need for an animal to have a clean one.

    Thanks all...I just hope the fish makes it, Im sure it is pretty shocked going from one extreme to another parameter wise.
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  7. #7

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    I seem to recall this same thing happening with a Betta and a blood parrot, I'm sure in time you will love this fish like you learned to love them. Good luck with him.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  8. #8

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    Yeah pretty much about the same thing. Fish are disposable and if people know you have some and care about them they tend to dump their problem off on ya...probably also why I have wound up with so many feral barn cats
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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    If you lived closer to me right about now you might come home to a bunch of Texas cichlids sitting on your doorstep. I promise the water would be clean at least.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Im sure my Orbicularis might like that idea
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