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For those of you who've had the privelage of going to Shark Aquarium. Particularly within the last few days. Has anyone seen the black rhom in the back of the store. The one that shares the tank marked "SOLD for $1000.00 bucks. I mean this thing is in really bad shape. I don't know if he is really ill or got raped and pillarged by the Rhom next door. I see a tank divider but I'm wondering if that might have been knocked over during closing hours allowing the bigger rhom to maul the smaller rhom. I went their this past Friday and I thought for sure the thing was dead. I had to stare at it's gills just to make sure it was still breathing. To briefly describe what I was looking at; His skin seemed to be peeling off and his top fin seemed like it had been either partially bitten off or rotted away. I don't think he had fin rot, but it certainly looked like he was rotting away completely, practically motionless. The feeders in the tank were actually feeding off his scales that seemed to be peeling off. I hope he makes it through.
 

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Oops almost forgot this RHOM is about 13"-14". It would be a real shame if this beautiful fish left this world.
 

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Just a guess, but its probably one of his new arrivals. They can sometimes be in pretty bad shape when they arrive. Some of the fish I've ordered are in bad shape when I received them. I hope he makes it. It'd be a shame to lose a large one like that. :sad:
 

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When the fish first arrive at that size they have heavy ammonia burning. Just think, the fish was tranqulized for transport which causes it to expell its waste (the relief of stress causes less retention off water and waste). Then its sitting in a box flying around 20,000 feet above the ground in a puddle of its own piss and poo.
I think i would look pretty rough too.
 

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Good point. Im sure that George will have the fish back in perfect condition in no time.

~Dj
 

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I saw that same fish. I was told that most of the fish this size come in a little beat up from not only the transportation, but from living in the wild.

I have a tendency to believe this.

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The Captain
 

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Are all his collected from Peru High Backs? I don't live very close at all and never get to see them other than the photos he provides on his site.
 
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