Bought 3 Corrys yesterday to keep my lonely bandit corry company, chose the biggest Corrys they had ( similar size to the bandit ). I know I should have a hospital tank but I just havn't got the space so I put them straight into my community tank, my bandit perked up almost straight away ( he had been hiding since he lost his friends ) and they all seemed happy. Then this afternoon I found one on its side , I removed him straight away and put him in a plastic tub, for a while he perked up but then went back onto his side and sadly died. There are no real marks on him, maybe slightly red around the gills, tested my water and all is spot on ( no ammonia ), I'm thinking he may have had ammonia poisoning from the shop or from the supplier ( shop only got them the day before I think, I know they get deliveries on a Friday ).
I was going to go back tomorrow to buy a male betta that I spotted ( have a small tank set up for dd ), should I take the dead fish to show them,do they have to refund me? I don't really want them to replace incase they give me another ill fish.
I have had problems with this shop before and have lost most of my fish from buying a ill fish, I know I shouldn't go back to them but from time to time I get some good finds there at bargain prices.
Thanks Eau, they refused to refund me. I won't be going there again, I only bought them as I couldn't find any larger breeds of Corys anywhere else ( so took the risk ), the other 2 are fine and I bought them some albino's today from Maidenhead.
I think that's what they are ( wasn't sure how to spell it ) , they all seem happy at the moment, the metae is still being a bit of a loney but he has been used to his own company for quite a while. The albinos are dashing up and down the tank.