well, I got the bright idea to go in w/ my inlaws to get my hubby an aquarium for his birthday. Actually it was a great idea and my husband (and cat) love it. However, we bought a few of these "painted glass" fish, you know the clear ones w/ neon stripes. well I noticed that one of them was getting picked on by a few of the other fish, like being bullied and getting its fins nipped at, so i transferred the poor little guy to a seperate bowl and within about an hour it was swimming upside down, definitely in distress. well, fishie is no more, I'm taking it back to the pet store tomorrow cause they have a 48 hr guarantee.
Anyway, I did some research online about these fish and it turns out that they are not naturally colored that way, these poor fish have these dyes injected into them and they usually die in a few months. I am thinking of trying to get the store to replace all 3 of them since they are most certainly doomed.
So to my question, what types of fish do you have in your aquariums? We now have 2 painted fish, 2 silver tipped tetras, a black molly and a yellow and black sword tail. Any recommendations on other fish to get? we have a 20 gallon tank so we can stand to add a few more fish.
thanks for listening to me ramble.