Originally Posted by bribo12
The point I was making was you are putting a large predator in a confined space with fish it will eat given the chance. Where as in the wild these fish have an ocean. I would not stock prey fish with much larger predators. I'd rather see my fish live in harmony in an appropriately stocked tank. Yes fish stores overstock tanks but those fish sell and are not in those tanks forever. Any fish breeding in a community tank setup will most likely have its fry eaten, but you can't really stop a fish from breeding. Hence why people setup fry raising tanks.
My point is selling big fish for small tanks happen all the time you can't just point the finger at tanked
Just take a look in your local store they will have red tail cats tiger shovelnose cats Arowana tinfoil barbs Bala sharks giant gourami oscars flowerhorns parrot fish stingray datnoids just to name a few all of which are normal sold to people with small tanks who promise they will upgrade soon
Larger fish is how the shops make money they can make $100 from selling some larger fish
At least if tanked was taking care of your tank if the fish get to big they can rehome them
Or can you see shop owners or stars having time to do water changes and tank care
If tanked don't take care of the tanks themselves it will be a local company wearing a ATM shirt