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Tensions in my Fish tank!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Metalbasspro, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    I have 100 Gallon fish tank with 4 small fish and wanted to get some more and thought it would make economic sense to get some free fish so I found some in a stream and fished out 4 of them. Not sure what kind they are but they are long and sleek with a sort of tiger pattern on them. I introduced them to the tank and after about a day they started to corral the other fish who have been in the tank for months. They chase and bite small pieces of their tales off and the original resident fish are looking rather beat up.

    I talk to my fish, I know they can't understand what I am saying but I tell them they don't have to compete for food and it's not a dog eat dog world. I care for them all as equals and they should live in peace because there is plenty of food. These new tank mates just don't seem to understand. I could take them back to the creek but that would be so un fair. :(

    What would you do?
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
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  3. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    Say goodbye to 4 fish ?
  4. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    As a longtime aquarium hobbyist, this does not sound good.
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  5. Find the ring leader and take him out, leave his head as a reminder to the others to stay in line.
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    OP, how old are you?
  7. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I just can't imagine that there is any possible solution to this problem.
  8. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    "Dem new fishes?
    Dey sleep wit da fishes".
  9. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
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  10. Hi.

    This is a joke thread?

    Yeah, freedom is so vastly overrated compared with captivity.

    I'd release the wild fish back to their natural habitat ASAP and then I would educate myself quite a bit before making the next desicion.

    Hint, You'll end up with 0 fish before long.
    The original 4 small ones are goners anyway, fish don't take stress well, and the 4 new ones will probably die for the same reason.

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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Return them to the pond. How is that cruel?

    Check your local store. Once a week, my local Petco gets "feeder fish" - basically goldfish. Go on the day theycome in to get the likeliest ones, because they come in very crowded, and go downhill when they remain. They cost $.20 each.

    I have an outdoor 125 gallon pond/waterfall I built. These fish are just as hardy as regular goldfish. Some have lasted 8+ years, and are almost 10".
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  12. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    OP - that was not very bright. Fish from a wild pond environment bring in bacteria and other parasites your "house" fish are not used to. Fish from a wild environment are used to a certain level of competition and behave accordingly. You have doomed ALL the fish, wild and domestic to almost certain death.
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  13. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    You're being silly right? This is a cute little idea you thought up to post in OT? That's why I asked how old you are. My 2 year old nephew asks similar questions.
  14. This has got to be an ill attempt at a joke. But maybe not, OP thinks plugging a dog's ears help alleviate fear of thunder. Hearmph!
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  15. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
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  16. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Things are getting tense, we need a joke to break things up.
    Yo mama is so stupid she got stabbed during a drive-by shooting.
  17. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010

    Aw pup.
  18. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    7 likes after 500+ posts. Sayin.
  19. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    "There is trouble in the fishtank,
    There is trouble with the fish,
    For the guppies bite the goldfish,
    MBP just threw them in..."
    Sung to the melody of "trees" by Neil Pert.
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  20. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    See? It's better without your last sentence. You can't spoon feed 'em everything, Nukes.
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