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Old 05-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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LFS Strike again

Why can't a lfs just tell you the truth? Maybe in this instance he just made a mistake but I just got back from a local fish store with my new "sweetlips clownfish", I asked the lfs about it and he said it was not reef safe (I don't have a reef), is peaceful and would get along with everything. Well while I was aclimating I went on line to check this cute fish out, DANG 8O it can get up 2ft 5inches in the aquarium, and he eats inverts and snails. 8O .

Now I have a fish that I'm going to have to get rid of soon cause even in my 150 (he will never go there, too many snails, shrimp, etc), he would out grow it in just a short time.

Anyone want a pretty fish?
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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Aww, that's to bad. They are beautiful fish. Can you return it?
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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Do you mean this? They are beautiful but I can't believe they sold it as a clownfish. These things get HUGE. How much did you have to give for it if you don't mind me asking? It's going to be hard to get rid of it.
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I'd walk it right back into the LFS and hand it over. Demand a refund or at the very least a credit. That's just wrong. Mistake or no mistake. The other side of that is buyer beware! We should all try to remember that the onis is on us to research our purchases *before* we buy them (not always easy when there's something beautiful in their tank).

Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
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Yep.

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How much did you have to give for it if you don't mind me asking?
30 bux.

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We should all try to remember that the onis is on us to research our purchases *before* we buy them (not always easy when there's something beautiful in their tank).

So true.

It's my mistake for that reason. I guess I'm gonna keep it for a little while. Maybe find someone down the road that could use it.

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They are beautiful but I can't believe they sold it as a clownfish.

Swims like a clownfish, even has some of the "facial expressions" of a clownfish. Is there any chance that it's a dwarf type or something. He did lead me to believe it would only get 6" or so.
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[acronym="dralarms"] swims like a clownfish, even has some of the "facial expressions" of a clownfish. Is there any chance that it's a dwarf type or something. He did lead me to believe it would only get 6" or so.[/quote]

Not that I've ever heard of. Perhaps your lfs guy was miss informed as well.
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:38 PM   #7
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Probally, I know he wouldn't steer someone wrong intentionaly, been doing business for a while there. To be on the safe side I rescued all my shrimp out of the tank, only had 3 but 1 was a cleaner and too expensive for a snack. .

They are sure a beutiful fish though. I may keep it until it gets tooo big for the tank it's in and then trade it back for something else or donate it.

To beat it all I got 2 clowns from him also, said they are tomato but I've never seen a tomato with 3 stripes. Anyway I have one that I have to assume didn't make it. Was swimming kinda funny even for a clown and when I went back to do a search and recover it was gone. (with 3 brittle stars in tank I'm sure it won't cause a spike though).
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Well after reading the link above a little closer I emailed the lfs to ask if that's what I actually bought, If so I am returning it. that thing requires too much care seeing how it is labled "expert only"
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wow! nice fish. too bad they get so big. I get so frustrated when I'm in a lfs and I
see juvenile groupers for sale.
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Ya talk about LFS, mine sold me a Red Coris wrasse telling me that he was reef safe. When I put him in my tank I got the pleasure of watching him take apart my hermits 8O luckily it didn't take long for me to catch him(they are greedy fish easy to bait). I took him back and ended up getting an Emperial Angel(I don't have coral's he was interested in eating). But the troubles LFS can put you through!!!
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