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breavery June 21st, 2010 08:53 AM

fish rescue?
We are moving to another province and just won't have the space to set up our aquarium in our new home so I need to find a new home for our fish.. not alot, and not fancy.. just 9 zebra danios and one algae eater/side sucker (forgive me... the real name is not coming into my brain this morning)... he is about 6-7 inches long.... but they do deserve a good home... the zebra danios are about 6 months old and the algae eater is about 1.5 years old.
Is there a fish rescue? Anyone know where I can bring my fishies to find a new home?? (Montreal area)

14+kitties June 21st, 2010 10:28 AM

Have you tried taking them back to the store where you bought them? I know some of the stores here will take them back if they are not sick. I had to return some who turned a little aggressive to my other ones a couple of years ago. Your algae eater is probably a Pleco.

MyBirdIsEvil July 18th, 2010 04:25 PM

Most fish stores will sell fish to anyone, so if you're looking for a good home that's not a great option.

There really aren't that many fish rescues anywhere. I only know of a couple in all of the U.S. and they specialize in taking large fish that people can't house, though they will also take smaller fish sometimes to rehome.

Your best bet would be to find a local aquarium society and see if anyone would like some fish for their community setup. I'm sure there are some people with established aquariums that wouldn't mind some danios. You can also try finding a fishkeeping forum, or just a local forum to post and see if anyone with an established tank wants them (try craigslist maybe. A lot of people on there looking for and giving away fish).

As for the algae eater, do you mean a pleco (most likely), or a chinese algae eater? The latter turns aggressive and may suck the slime coat off of other fish, so fishkeepers tend to stay away from them. A pleco shouldn't be hard to rehome.

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