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edgerat

Indecisive
Joined
Nov 13, 2004
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Olympia, WA
First, how do I become a member of PSAS so that I may attend the meeting next weekend, two, can I enter the raffle for the tank without being a member? Lastly, I took my first trip up to Blue Sierra last night and I was very excited with the amount of livestock and drygoods they have. My one question regarding that is, I noted a couple different fish that appeared to have some sort of disease on them. Do they have a pretty good track record for healty fish? My worry about that is I live in Oly so the fish have to be healthy enough to survive the hour drive back home....
Isaac
 

jesshimom

I have no fish.
Joined
Oct 9, 2003
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Lovely Lynnwood
You can join at the meeting! We look forward to seeing you there! The tank raffle is part of Reef Frontiers but will be drawn at the December meeting. The meeting this coming Saturday is a PSAS meeting and we will have a few raffles there also. It will be a great meeting and your chance to meet a lot of members and a lot of local vendors including Blue Sierra.

We've always had great luck with Blue Sierra and I'm sure alot of fish come in with different diseases. I'm sure someone else has more insite into that issue.

Colleen
 

Gordo

Well-known member
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Jun 27, 2003
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Olympia, WA
Isaac,

I live in Olympia and have never had a problem with the transport of corals and fish back from Blue Sierra. I just bring along a cooler to put my stuff in. As for disease, I think all shops have problems with it. The stress of transporting fish weakens their immune system and makes them more susceptible to disease. It's away a good habit to put new fish in a quarantine tank for 30 days before you put them in your main tank. Then you can treat any problems that may come up with harming your main tank.

Colleen covered how you can join PSAS. There's also more information on our web site Shoot me a PM with you full name and email address and I'll send you an invite to the meeting.

Gordon
 

johnehr

Ignorant and Oblivious
Joined
Sep 19, 2004
Messages
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Location
Seattle
Just from my newbie experience I've heard rumors that Blue Sierra sometimes has Ick problems... (Its not first or second hand experience, so take it for what its worth).

I bought a firefish and perc from them and they are fine. They even ate while acclimating in their bags....
 

edgerat

Indecisive
Joined
Nov 13, 2004
Messages
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Location
Olympia, WA
The one that I saw that worried me was a large Copperband that I wanted but I couldnt bring myself to buy him based on his appearance.
 

DonW

R.I.P.
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Dec 15, 2003
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Tacoma, WA
All fish stores have problems or just problem fish from time to time. I'm sure if you brought it to their attention up front they would come up with a solution. There are alot of fish at BS that are plenty healthy. I can tell you they do actually care about their customers and live stock.

Don
 

uwscotch

Well-known member
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Jan 16, 2004
Messages
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I'm unsure of Blue Sierras protocols, but I can imagine if a fish were to get a little sick, the parasites, etc are already in the water and any other fish that may catch the disease will. Removing the fish to a quarantine tank in the back may just be more stressful and they may just treat the specimen in the display tank or wait it out. I'm sure they would advise against purchasing a sick animal, but if you really want it, they may sell it to you anyways. I'm very pleased with their selection and quality of fish they get in. They even offered a replacement on a specimen, but I won't go into the details and I'm sure it is not a regular occurance due to the sensitivity of the animals we deal with.

I would say, don't be too concerned about the appearance of a sick fish there and ask their opinion about an animal. They are pretty friendly if you as for their service.

Best

aaron
 
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