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Old 20-12-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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In this Altum season, I have brought 5 pcs of Altum from one of the LFS initially. They are chosen by me from the tank and all doing well for this first week. The next week, I saw some healthy Altums display in bag in another LFS. As I am looking for smaller one, I request to view and choose the Altum which are kept inside a restricted zone. The LFS replied that no viewing and selection is allowed. Believe that they have healthy Altum as what they have show in the display bag. I brought 10 pcs of Altum and they are pack 5 pcs per bag. When I released these Altum in the tank, I was horrified to see 3 new Altum are with bad finrot. The finrot is so bad that you will never choose no matter what. Eventually, all Altum are infested by finrot and they die one by one. In the end, 10 Altum form the 2nd batch and 1 from the 1st batch die. 4 Altum from the 1st batch eventually recovered and survive till now.

Just to share my experience for that no one get cheat in the future.
 
Old 20-12-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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Why didn't you check the stock before making the payment ?
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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Partly it is your fault on your side. When you get the fish, you should check for illness and other things. You can reject the fishes if you dun like it as long as payment is not made.
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:19 AM   #4
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Abit unfair to call the mentioned LFS "unscrupulous" as you always have the right to see the fishes before paying, which u didn't.

Believe only your eyes. Choose with caution the next time.
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #5
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Next time when buying, and before paying, see your fishes properly to avoid such cases, just take it as a learning lesson.
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:51 AM   #6
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agreed...it is your own fault if you don't check
 
Old 20-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #7
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bro i tink u shld check b4 making ur payment....if u tell them before u pay money they dun change for u then is they wrong lah....nvm nxt time remember to check ur purchase before making payment..
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Old 20-12-2009, 02:38 AM   #8
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ya bro. do not push blame 100% to LFS. like all bros whom have said.

FYI, i know of this bro whom is extremely experienced in keeping altums few years back. got a batch from him. what he mentioned about fin root is, altums having fin rot is "part and parcel" and depending on how serious and how well conditioned u have in ur tank and also how u do treatment. he taught me some method of it and he say so far his purchase always only have 10% max casualty rates due to fin rots. his altums survived with me for almost 1 year last time before they kenna disease and die off.

so do take note. in doubts just post and ask. but do a search before u post as well. there are tonnes of resources online and from pass years posting on illlness etc...
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Old 20-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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if i were u..
1. i would have open my eyes BIG BIG when selecting the fishes..
2. i would never mix the new and the old batch together all at the first time.. i
3. i would have QT the new batch for 5-8 days before mixing into the first batch.. u never know your first or second batch have got more parasites
4. i would have removed the 3 bad finrotted altums and treat separately
5. if i would have to keep altums, i would have prepared an additional 1 or 2 more QT time

Well.. treat this lesson as a good learning curve either in selecting the fishes you want to keep and the QT regime that all must practice and goes through in fish keeping
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:23 PM   #10
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In this Altum season, I have brought 5 pcs of Altum from one of the LFS initially. They are chosen by me from the tank and all doing well for this first week. The next week, I saw some healthy Altums display in bag in another LFS. As I am looking for smaller one, I request to view and choose the Altum which are kept inside a restricted zone. The LFS replied that no viewing and selection is allowed. Believe that they have healthy Altum as what they have show in the display bag. I brought 10 pcs of Altum and they are pack 5 pcs per bag. When I released these Altum in the tank, I was horrified to see 3 new Altum are with bad finrot. The finrot is so bad that you will never choose no matter what. Eventually, all Altum are infested by finrot and they die one by one. In the end, 10 Altum form the 2nd batch and 1 from the 1st batch die. 4 Altum from the 1st batch eventually recovered and survive till now.

Just to share my experience for that no one get cheat in the future.
hi may i know where u bought the altums cos think of getting more,tks
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