Disapointed in a member... Purchased a Emperator....

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by lanzo, 9 Feb 2010.

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  1. lanzo

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    Guys

    Im very disappointed in one of your members:(, im not going to put him on the spot.

    i called him regarding the angel...asking him if he is healthy and if the fish shows any symptoms of parasites in or around is mounts ect ect

    He told me no nothing, it is fine.

    o.k i drove over the boerewors belt....opened the container he placed him in for me..... i saw him covered in ich, lost of colour and rapid breathing.

    i Told him i will pay him once the fish has been treated and fully recovered...he said it is fine.

    But if this was a newbie he sold it too with no knowledge of treating a fish like this( the newbie would have placed it in his display and contaminated the rest of his fish too).....not very good.

    It is in a separate tank i prepared last night for the fish...dropping the salinity slowly every day( hyper salinity treatment...and treating Metronidazole).

    ill upload the picture of the fish for you guy now.

    PLEASE GUYS DONT SELL OF FISH LIKE THIS....TAKE IT TO A LFS AND TREAT IT....
     
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  3. Broder

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    Wow.... I can see that Lanzo feels for his fish. Holding thumbs for the emperor.
     
  4. lanzo

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    This is what he posted and said it looks like...very nice healthy specimen

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    Here is how i got it:

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  5. lanzo

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    im totally pissed!
     
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    thats a huge difference.. sorry to hear bud
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    do you think he will make it ? looks terrible
     
  8. lanzo

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    No he wont....im trying the best i can...but i think the parasites already done most of the damage!

    Added a well trained cleaner wrasse.( i always use this fish when cleaning parasites of some fish)...and yes this one i eats flakes.( part of the DP crew:biggrin:)

    LEts hope she pulls threw bud...i really hope so...i dont like seeing fish down like this especially big angels
     
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    What a shame... all the best with him Lanzo!
     
  10. leslie hempel

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    it is obviously never easy to send fish but this boytjie looks like he underwent alot of trauma in a relitivley short period of time.. pump him with vitimins boet..
     
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    wow thats definatly not cool he looks terriable. hope he makes it.
     
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    That person (wonder who that can be) just killed all his own future for sale threads. There is no way I will ever buy anything from him.
     
  13. Jaco Schoeman

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    Eish Lanzo - sorry to see that, and from what I can recall, that fish didn't cost R50?

    Just a question, and I just want your guys' take on this, if one see your fish in this state, is it cruel to let it die a slow death, or do you rather put it out? Dont wanna upset anyone on animal cruelty, I am just asking... ;)
     
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    lanzo i find by putting the fish in a bucket and adding an amount of a vitimin (usually use red sea vita) to the bucket with an airstone helps alot as the fish is getting direct exposure to it, is he eating? if so add vitimins to his food.. the blotchyness doesnt bother me too much its the redness in the body thats a little extreme..
     
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    the top photo is of a rare orange tail (red sea)
     
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    it all depends on if you feel you can revive it or not.. but if the fish is past a certain point (which i cannot revive it from) i rather put it out of its misery as ugly as it may be..
     
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    Fish died!
     
  18. Jaco Schoeman

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    Sorry for the loss mate!!! :(
     
  19. mariusmeyer

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    Sorry to hear man.
     
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    So sorry bud - I saw this a few days ago and so much wanted to close this deal - the pic is of a very beautifull specimen - hope other members refrain from doing things like this - it just ticks me off
     
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    I'm sorry for the fish, no living creature should die like that.
     
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