I wasnt looking for a replacement fish, what I would have been thrilled with was getting a replacement one at the sale price on black friday which was 30%. But the least I would have been satisfied with was absolutely ANY indication that they cared. The guy was brusque on the phone and his attitude was tough luck. Just made me feel crappy after losing a fish, a little empathy would have been appreciated. I had several people say how sorry they were on this board, and I dont give them my hard earned money or help them with their sales events. My reef club was there helping THEM that day, I was there as a board member to show support and just saw the naso. I had planned on getting it from another LFS
but it was a beauty and the store has always treated my fellow club members very well so I figured it was a safe bet.
Mr.X, the fish in question here isnt the copperband, its the naso tang.
And you know I am on ALOT, I see people constantly add things to their tanks that are just asking for trouble. I do my best to give my experience and opinion but some people just dont listen, and there are of course those that do zero research and wonder why things didnt work out. My attempts at the copperband are done with full knowledge of what the outcome can be. If you dont remember I kept a copperband for over a year successfully, it would still be alive today I am sure if I hadnt killed it by mistake when I dosed that flatworm exit. I guess in a way i am trying to recapture that success with the first copperband. Right or wrong, thats the reason I have tried 2 times since he died. I may, "may" give it one more shot. I just sent a message to the orginal lfs
guy that got me the first butterfly that did well, he had a copperband that was eating like a total pig when i saw him a week or so ago. If that lfs
cant get me a good copperband I will drop that fish from my lists and cease to try. As for the naso, the same lfs
has a blonde that I may buy. Not sure what happened to the naso I had, he appeared healthy, my water tests all zeros except for some phosphates and no one was bullying him. He just didnt eat. He was stressed and didnt acclimate to the new tank like I had hoped. My bad? Maybe. Maybe it would have happened with anyone who had purchased him. I will never know. But I can sleep well knowing I tried my best to give him a good happy home.
Sorry its so long again, but I just had to get my thoughts out.