Oscar surprise

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  1. Trev

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    This morning I received a urgent call from a customer who’s neighbour was in need of some desperate help with a fish tank that had burst.It turns out that the tank is in a hair salon right across the road from me, so off I go to have a look see what all the fuss is about. Well to my surprise I find a full on reef tank settup full of lovely live rock T5 lighting the works with bath water in it and some realy realy large oscars swimming around. To be honest when I first saw it all the fish were in the sump and the display was empty. This tank is lovely in size 1.2 x 800 x 700 and built from 10mm slate, the leak was cuase by the incorrect wood being used for the base and it had swollen and cracked the base of the tank. I informed the customer of what exactly they have and what the potential could be and they are now interested in going marine with this system but guys what I want to know is what do I do with these other fish, they are 2 huge oscars about 20cm long and 2.5inch girth , 2 x malawis about 12cm long and one other fish that apears to be a small koi about 12 cm long. I am not in the fresh water game at all so is their a market for these fish ?

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  3. Irma

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    Get hold of Henk Hugo from this website. Explain the situation to him. He is also a sponsor of TASA and maybe he can help you.
     
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    Lemon Butter, Frying Pan, Some salt and you have supper
     
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    yuck those will not be tasty
     
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    Oscars are quite tasty
     
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    U talking from experience? please share the experience of where u ate FW oscars?
     
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    Chuck in a handful of Mantis shrimps??
     
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    Greetings from the Southern Cape. Cant help you there but some shops like Panorama might take them. Best to give Nico a ring.
     
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    @Trev . Yo dude, while we at it, PM me ur address, wana checkout ur store
     
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    ROFL....... This cracked me up.....:024: :lol:
     
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    Thanks guys but they have decided to keep the fish and not go marine :(
     
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    do a high tech fresh water plants tank with CO2 and everything :p
     
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