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Old 02-26-2014, 11:30 PM   #21
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Just curious why taking a perfectly healthy fish back so someone else with a larger tank can buy a bad thing?

Because you should of never bought it in the first place if your not going to keep it or don't know info about it...it stresses the fish out during travel as well as getting used to a new tank
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:36 PM   #22
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Ok so let me understand your view here. It's better to get a fish and keep it even though most people advise against. Then to buy a fish see how he does and then decide to take him back totally healthy the same day. I don't see how that's worse.
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I would skip the blenny and the Anthias. Here's why:
1. Your tang will probably beat the blenny to death because the tang will perceive the blenny as threat to its food resources. Pretty much any grazing fish like a blenny or dwarf angel will be in trouble.
2. Fathead/Sunburst Anthias is challenging to keep. I had one and traded it in to the fish store. It hides a lot and it's behavior is not like regular Anthias. It's mostly a rock percher (like hawkfish) and not a swimmer. It's very shy and will only eat frozen food if you are lucky. I couldn't train her to eat pellets and it seems like it's almost impossible.
Good points I didn't even think about fighting over tbe blenny and the tang and yea I'm gonna skip the anthias as well

And if I do decide to add another fish it'll be an Ora Randall's assessor basslet
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Ok so let me understand your view here. It's better to get a fish and keep it even though most people advise against. Then to buy a fish see how he does and then decide to take him back totally healthy the same day. I don't see how that's worse.

Because it's honestly completely different IMO.
I am providing the same length as a 75 gallon just not as wide many people have kept a bristletooth tang species in there 55s with success. Also I have a established aquarium which I know is stable and I did a ton of research on the fish. I don't go to a lfs and see something pretty and buy it because it was nice looking and then ask for the name. Everything I put in my tank I plan on keeping for as long as possible

Also no one would even think of putting a red tail butterfly in a 55 but people have kept bristletooth tangs in 55 and this is another reason why it's different. You obviously didn't do any research on the fish you bought
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And if I do decide to add another fish it'll be an Ora Randall's assessor basslet

They come in two or more different colorations. I like the yellow one.
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Are you sure you didn't want to talk about the Tang? Because this thread is still about the tang. Just sayin
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Are you sure you didn't want to talk about the Tang? Because this thread is still about the tang. Just sayin

Good point lol but honestly I just wanted some opinions on adding the fish and i have gotten that as well and it has helped with making decisions towards that direction on which at this point I won't be adding another fish...and if I do decide to it will be the Randall's assessor
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For starters I didn't just see the fish and say ohhh lemme try this out. I spoke to both the guys there that also own large salt water tanks and a friend that was with me that has a 150g tank if it was ok. All three said it should be fine.
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Yeah I'm just laughing a little because we weren't supposed to talk about the elephant in the room and yet here we are. Good luck with whatever you end up doing.
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For starters I didn't just see the fish and say ohhh lemme try this out. I spoke to both the guys there that also own large salt water tanks and a friend that was with me that has a 150g tank if it was ok. All three said it should be fine.

That's the same thing...of course the lfs said yea it'll be fine, they're there to sell product and I believe you also said it was a petco, I'm sure they really know what they're talking about. My point was that no planning was put into the purchase (impulse buy) which is probably one of the leading causes for dead fish if I had to guess.
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