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    Shauntell,
    Cichlids should be kept with other cichlids. They get too big and are too aggressive to get along with most other fish. I had my beta in a 40 gallon tank with large cichlids. They were too busy chasing each other around to bother the beta too much. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Larry, I bet the beta didn't try anything with them either.

    S73- I'll have to try that instead. We're driving and because of my daughter it's probably going to end up being a four day trip. I was all ready thinking of having someone mail my favorite plants after we were there, but probably not all of them. There's just too many to afford moving and mailing plants.

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    no no no, don't leave your fish behind! As I mentioned I did, and I miss them terribly esspecially the ghostknife (he would only eat if hand fed and even though it kind of "icked" me out[it was the beef heart we fed him] it was still really cool, even when he bit.

    I can't recall what other fish you have, but for most as Spectabilis73 mentioned you can transport them in styrofoam containers or even the regular plastic beverage coolers and battery powerd airpumps are cheap. As for the betta, I know from personal experiance that betta are tuff. We transported one 4000 miles by car (hitting a major blizzard on the trip) in a 1 gal apple juice jug and he is none the worse for ware. The wonderful thing about betta is that they are labryinth fish (meaning they can breath from the surface) so as long as the water stays realitatively warm they will be fine.

    As for the suggestion on how Petsmart ships their fish ( I am cringing at the thought) Petsmart does what works best for Petsmart, and most other large pet chains... it does not however work for those of us who have attachments to our fish and care that all of them arive alive. Not to knock large pet chains or their suppliers it's just that it's an entirely different situation when you are shipping hundreds (somethimes thousands) of fish and have really no investment in them... a 30% mortality rate is just fine in their oppinon, I doubt it is for you, and how you are moving ie. Car/plane will make a difference in how you ship them. msg me if you need suggestions I will be happy to help. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Maehem- I'm going by car and I'll message you.
    I don't want to think about Pets Mart either. I've seen when they get shipments of there feeder fish in. There is no slow adjustment for them just dump em' in. I asked once what was wrong with them and they said that they were in shock and usually were for about 24 hours.
    I bet they don't do that for there more expensive fish though. That's just the 25 cent ones. I think all establishments no matter how big (and therefore can afford to lose more without losing money) need to take into consideration that these are living things and not just a way to make money. I think people would be willing to pay more adn wait longer if they were treated better. (less chance of them being unhealthy or depressed that way) At least I'd be willing to wait and pay more.
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    YES!!!! I am not the only person who thinks fish should have rights!!! Thankyou Shauntell I thought I was alone!! KNowing that I will spare everyone the "gold fish death bowls" lecture.

    Anyway, sorry I haven't answeredyour PM yet Shaunell... Something has gone funny with my browser settings and I can't access anything past the "new message" window... fiance tells me it will be fixed by tomorrow so I will get back to you a.s.a.p.
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    Maehem- I'll go off on it for you just cuz' those make me so angry. Keeping fish in bowls that are just big enough for them to swim around in a circle is so disturbing. I am giving a fish tank with all necessary supplies right now to a person who apparently thought that bettas like being kept in tiny bowls. That's like saying humans like being kept in porto potties with a slot for food. I just don't understand people.

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    Ahh, yes, bettas... That is a really sore subject with me.. a few months ago I was in a new pet store that had the betta in the little cups (@#$%^@&@%#@!!!&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I went to the manager and told her that these were deplorable conditions. She had the gall to call over the rest of her staff so they could all tell me that the cups were the perfect environment for betta. Anyone that think these fish are happy in a cup has problems, these fish (all fish for that matter)need room to be happy, and I might add healthy. Give me a break people!!! Like someone is going around putting out little plastic cups for the fish to live in in the wild!! They live in Canals, rice paddy's etc... NOT LITTLE TINY TORTURE CHAMBERS!!

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    Quote (carnivorous23 @ Sep. 27 2002,12:19)
    I don't see why not.
    As for fish as part of a terrarium, I've been trying to put guppies into the water dish of my lizard to keep it clear of algae - and found that he really likes guppies. I suppose that's good, they make a fine source of calcium. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    ROFL! Thats great. Someone should do a comic strip on that.
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