Even though I know a little bit about fish, I have still been mislead, over and over again by workers in "good" lfs
, all of the stores have given me incorrect info, you thought FW
was bad, almost EVERYthing I have been told in lfs
have been at least partially incorrect.
Again, not just the big box stores but the locally owned and a couple "renowned", close to legendary ones, :/
I can't even imagine what real newbies go through starting with brand new tanks.
Was at a box store last week and heard much mis info and people going home with pets and fish with the WRONG info
Ask people here, get a consensus, read, review and try to verify. Pics on the web are not really accurate much of the time once you get past the basic fish.
My experience in the past 4 -5 months with SW
corals and fish have been maddening. Similar experience with inverts, mainly dwarf shrimp.
I had a lfs
owner telling me something didn't exist because he had never heard of it. But I had seen it and knew people with it and he didn't believe me. I think it was Kordon breather bags. Saying he had been in the business for 30 years.
Hopefully I got that out of my system now.
Beware is right!