Sometimes they are referred to as Clown Sweetlips. But they are in no way related to clowns. They can be quite difficult to feed as well. As well as it gets almost three feet, and WILL eat whatever can fit into it's mouth.
I understand that. However he has kept them before and never had one get that large or become a problem. I haven't mentioned the lfs
name since it's one of our sponsors (and no guessing please, cause I ain't tellin), and has a very good rep. and has never steered me wrong. I was even going to buy a beautiful blue eyed puffer fish once, he jumped all over that one telling me how big it gets, what it eats, what you can and can't keep with it. I have been in his store many times, right at opening, middle of the day, right at closing, it's always the same, never have I seen a dead fish in his sw
tanks (don't do freshwater), and all his fish are healthy, eating, and the devil to catch
Anyway the deed is done, I'm keeping it for a little while anyway, if it grows to fast, gets too big, or starts eating everything in site I'll take it to him and trade it for something more approriate.
And yes you can call me crazy but the fish I get from him go straight into my tank, never qt
'd one of his, never needed to yet