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Old 06-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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I am going to chime in FOR THE MOST PART DO NOT TAKE THE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE YOU DONT TRUST even if that person claims to know what they are talking about for example I have been going to the same lfs for 20 yrs. you would think these guys would give me good advice yea right just recently I saw the craziest thing I ve ever seen at this lfs a sturgeon so I went and got the owner and started asking him questions about he said oh yea he will do great in your tropical community tank so I impulse bought took him home floated him for 45 mins and out him in and started researching to my dismay this is a cold water species I did ask him this and he said no as long as you acclimate him he ll be fine WRONG so I called him asked if I could exchange and he said no so within a day he was dead. Moral of the story BEFORE YOU BUY ANY CRITTERS OR FISH DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!! I am not yelling at you or mad at you but PLEASE for the sake of these poor animals NO WHAT YOUR BUYING find out what the water condition tank mates etc. With most not all but lfs make less then 20000 a year so they will make a buck anyway they can
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
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Hey Etemp,
As far as the tang and the tank size, I won't beat a dead horse, but that probably is some of the problem. The other being, it's trapped in there with a territorial Damsel.
Like other post stated, most LFS will say anything they can to make a buck...anything.
It's up to the end user to know what's best for their situation. They do make reference apps for iPhone and I'm sure droid, that have basic stats for fish and corals. These can be valuable while at the LFS. Then you aren't relying on them for info., and susceptible to their mis-information.
Honestly, if you want what's best for that tang, put it in your tank at home ( it's twice the size of the 10g.). And start thinking about at least a 125g.
Best of luck moving forward.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #13
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That was not ill advice at all. What the guy at the lfs gave you was ill advice. Nunu is COMPLETELY right. Usually, a fish at any size should be kept in an aquarium that will suite its needs as an adult, and you are FAR from that. If you had an extra 100 gallons that still wouldn't be enough (assuming a 110 is 4 feet long). All tangs except tomini and kole tangs really do need 6 foot tanks. It's not like you have it in a 4 foot tank..... You have it in a tank that's not even big enough for clownfish.
My bad I wasn't clear but I was saying I'll advice on my LFS guys behalf not nu nu .
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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Yeah I'm definitely going to do something about the tang. The reason why I go to this guys store is I've never had a fish die. Everything he's ever sold me from fresh to salt has made it. But I feel like he tells me what I want to hear... Any fish combo I want will work, everything is reef safe lol. So moral of the story is I need to know my stuff and only buy what I know, not let him sell me more stuff. The other day I was in there and he sold a guy a red sea salfin tang for his 10 gallon .
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #15
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Yeah, honestly that's disgusting...he's probably got some bills to pay. That's 12.5 times too small.
Best thing you can do is research what fish or coral you want, knowing that it will fit your tanks specifics ( size, tank mates, lighting ) and try to find it.
Impulse buying can cause a lot of trouble for you and your tank. It can also cost you a lot of money in losses, medications, and replacement livestock.
Best of luck!
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Something I always keep on hand when going to the LFS is google. Doing a quick google search typically yields better results than a reference app.
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