Originally Posted by paul87
Possibly. I am a regular there and I deal with the same Guy saltwater manager. He's real nice but who knows. It would be so awesome if it did take to that rock but I'm doubting it. It didn't look bad in the lfs
before I got it but I know nothing on corals really and didn't know what to look for.
If that's the place you always go, then hopefully they didn't know it was sick. Seeing the other headless stalks on the coral though, makes me believe that they lost the other ones right before selling it.
Not trying to bad-mouth your LFS
at all, just saying that, ultimately, all LFS
are in business to make money. And as the consumer, it's our responsibility to make sure we are getting good stock for our hard earned cash.
A good thing to do when deciding what corals to stock a tank with, is to look at and read about lots of different corals. Find the ones that you like, that fit your lighting, and that are acceptable for your other stock. Look at many different pics of your favorites, so when you go looking for them at various stores, you know what nice, healthy ones look like. If you don't like the way it looks, don't buy it. With different types of corals, you'll learn what to look for, positive and negative.
Just going in to the LFS
, to see what they have, and impulse buying can lead to many different problems. Compatability issues with certain fish, lighting issues, and specific feeding requirements of some corals. And after purchase, when you learn these things, your handcuffed.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but thought it was all pertinent info....hope the Torch re-attaches for you!!