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Thread: Poor Tang... :(

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    Poor Tang... :(

    I was in to Pets U in Saint John this past weekend and they have a large Powder Brown. He looks to be a "Acanthurus nigricans" species which don't take well to captivity..
    One of his eyes has a white foamy bubble over it and his fins and tail are all ripped to pieces... Looks in really bad shape.

    Poor thing

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    Ohh that's terrible, are they even trying to medicate it?

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    Probably not, it's in the community tank with a long nosed butterfly, clowns and damsels...

    They seem to have new staff the past few weeks, and trust me .. they have no clue about SW fish .. it even takes about an houe to get a price on something because they don't know what fish are called what.

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    PU don't understand the word medicate!!! It really a shame. I wouldn't even want to imagine how much they are charging for it.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    I'm crossing my fingers nobody else in that tank contracts anything in that tank.

    You shouldn't be able to open a petstore or deal with animals if you don't know how to deal with them IMO.

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    So true CakeFan... but it's hard to find knowlegable people that will work for minimum wage

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    Randi: How much did they want for the Tang? Just curious.

    Pluff
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    "How I wish, how I wish you were here,
    We're just 2 lost souls sitting in a fish bowl,
    Year after year......."(Hope it was cycled!)
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    Marcel there was no price and I didn't feel like waiting an hour for the young punk to go check.. besides he was a REALLY bad shape, his fins were almost all ripped off.. there were a few large grey damsels in there.. and I don't think he's gonna make it. He was larger that yours though and the nigrican genere.

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    Probably something like $130 or so.. thats what they wanted for the Coral Beauty- and it's been there for months! lol

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    $130 for a coral beauty is insane, no wonder its been there for months.

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