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Old 07-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #91
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...Everyone will experience some kind of failure and kill their pet at some point.
I think that some believe that it is a responsibility as a pet owner to keep our pets in an environment where they will thrive and not go in with the attitude that "it might be okay". I want a llama, but i don't have a large enough yard. I'm not going to buy one and hope it adjusts to the environment I put it in.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #92
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I think that some believe that it is a responsibility as a pet owner to keep our pets in an environment where they will thrive and not go in with the attitude that "it might be okay". I want a llama, but i don't have a large enough yard. I'm not going to buy one and hope it adjusts to the environment I put it in.
+1 agreed. This is a important debate as tangs and tank size is one of the questions asked most often. They are wonderful fish and I can well understand why they and mandarins for example are so popular.
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When small tank guys but tangs, we don't expect it to fit. We know it will out grow our tanks. So when the time comes we will start over with a smaller tang. Is that wrong?
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When small tank guys but tangs, we don't expect it to fit. We know it will out grow our tanks. So when the time comes we will start over with a smaller tang. Is that wrong?
No, not at all IMO. It can be stressful to move the fish but better than leaving it in a too small environment.
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You stress fish when you put your hand in the tank or even walk by the tank. Stress happens. On a side note, It's harsh of some experienced aquarists to assume others have no idea.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #96
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I think that some believe that it is a responsibility as a pet owner to keep our pets in an environment where they will thrive and not go in with the attitude that "it might be okay". I want a llama, but i don't have a large enough yard. I'm not going to buy one and hope it adjusts to the environment I put it in.
LFS keep tangs in display with less than a gal container and who knows for how long. Do you give them advice as well?
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Are we talking about just the endangered species? I believe Yellow Tang is so common and being reproduced everywhere.
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Are we talking about just the endangered species? I believe Yellow Tang is so common and being reproduced everywhere.
Google search and you will find in Hawaii, where the bulk of yellow tangs are caught, there has been a constant legal battle to place them on the endangered list to stop the aquarium trade. Our hobby is viewed as frivolous and an endangerment to that species. I don't agree, but look at what's happening for yourself.
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LFS keep tangs in display with less than a gal container and who knows for how long. Do you give them advice as well?
Sure do. I won't shop there.
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Sure do. I won't shop there.
I am glad that the two nearest LFS to me aren't cramming fish in small tanks. One of them only has 75 gallon tanks for salt water and the other keeps their tangs in their 90 gallon or so coral tanks. I enjoy watching them swim somewhat freely when I go there.
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