Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
This is why I don't participate in the newbie threads anymore. Last one I read was talking about his first fish he added to a newly cycled tank was a mandarin and how easy they are to keep. Tangs are fine in nanos and mandarins are effortless. If you don't believe that, you're just an old grouch. When i hear from uninformed but arrogant people like this, i regretfully think the whole hobby should be shut down. Many don't want advice, they just seek justification for something they already decided to do.
+1, lets think what the first 4 fish/corals bought for new tanks are, Clown fish, Anemone (because Clown Fish have to have one, lol) Tang, and a Mandarin. And you are right most people don't want to hear it, because their tank is different somehow. Or my nem is doing fine, I have had him a long time, 6 months :-(