New Fish and Drip Acclimation

After much debate, I finally decided to get some Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. I was a little hesitant since I have read they don’t ship well; Hillstream Loaches require highly oxygenated water. When I went to pick up my six new fish from the fish store, the lady informed me that two of them weren’t looking too good, so she only charged me for four. Those two didn’t make it the 45-minute drive home.

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Buying Fish from Pet Stores

I’m discussing things a little out of order here. How can you buy fish without first knowing what to fish to buy? Please bear with me, I chose this topic because of what I saw today.

Today I went looking around several pet stores (as one does on a Saturday). I went to 2 big box stores and 2 small local fish stores. I’ll cover them in the order I went to them.

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