My comments are everything but arbitrary. They are based on decades of experience and the experience of my marine biologist friends I dive with. If you don't care to listen to me...that is fine, but don't attempt to justify your desires by discrediting my information. If you want a tang, go buy it. Just don't whine when it develops ICH. Mandarines are another example of people wanting to believe they have the time and expertise to keep this little fish for its natural life span. 90% of you do not. There are the lucky ones, but in general most of these fish go into the toilet. Same with tangs. Some on this forum announce they have just bought their 2nd or third ones after the previous ones died. What do you think has changed? On any forum, experience counts. It is where the value of the forum lies, other than showing off pictures. When a newbie wants to argue with someone with years of experience and thousands of posts, they are taking their own chances and need to learn the hard way. I just wish it didn't kill off fish. It's the sole reason I closed my LFS
, I got tired of people marching in with zero experience, but loads of attitude. The name of this thread is "advice." not "let's argue about my insistence I will have a tang."