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Old 02-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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What would be the point? Salt water fish are way nicer looking.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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What would be the point? Salt water fish are way nicer looking.
This is the reason I chose salt over fresh. The saltwater fish are much more visually appealing. Also, they live in saltwater, no acclimation necessary lol.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #13
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What would be the point? Salt water fish are way nicer looking.
Point is i cant afford a lot of sw fish. My 55 looks bare with just a pair of perc clowns.
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I hear ya. The next fish I want is a flame angel. $60 locally. But, if I wasn't able to save up for that, I might choose a coral beauty angel for $24 at the same store.
Damsels, chromis, some gobies, can often be found for under $10. Add slowly, one fish at a time. It's an expensive hobby, but it's a slow one, too.
Another thing to consider is that even at $3 each for Bala sharks, you'll be replacing them every few weeks, even if acclimated slowly. They are purely freshwater fish, and marine conditions will kill them.
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Point is i cant afford a lot of sw fish. My 55 looks bare with just a pair of perc clowns.
If money is the issue, you might want to stay completely fresh water then. All the $1.99 fish you can shake a stick at!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:50 AM   #16
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If money is the issue, you might want to stay completely fresh water then. All the $1.99 fish you can shake a stick at!
Well with the hundreds thats been spent already on my tank, giving ups not an option... just would rather get some cheap fish that if they die im out a few bucks rather than $50.
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Well with the hundreds thats been spent already on my tank, giving ups not an option... just would rather get some cheap fish that if they die im out a few bucks rather than $50.
Well then it sounds like your in need of some damsels. I see them as low as 2.99 for the blues. Mean buggars though. If tgey dont die, youll probably want them too eventually lol
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:23 AM   #18
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Well then it sounds like your in need of some damsels. I see them as low as 2.99 for the blues. Mean buggars though. If tgey dont die, youll probably want them too eventually lol
Why would i want damsels? I just rid of 2 yellow tailed
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Well then it sounds like your in need of some damsels. I see them as low as 2.99 for the blues. Mean buggars though. If tgey dont die, youll probably want them too eventually lol
+1... I wouldn't wish those little demons on anybody's tank after trying to catch mine for a month lol
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Why would i want damsels? I just rid of 2 yellow tailed
LOL!! How would i know that?

You cant deal with the price of nicer fish, so i suggested the cheapest possible sw fish. Better than mollys IMO
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