Originally Posted by TheTodd
They both looked healthy. I've never seen such a small foxface...was probably just under 2". Thought the Blue Eye was a Kole at first...have never seen a live Blue Eye, only on sites. Maybe I'll go back in a couple days and see how they look.
It's funny, I haven't seen small ones before until this week, and now I've seen them at three different places.) I picked one up yesterday from a place (not PetCo) in Virginia Beach.
Back onto the toic of PetCo. I have purchased some fish there and my advice is to look carefully at what you are considering, as well as the tanks above and below. All the PetCo's in my area have semi-centralized filtration. Each column of tanks is essentially the same water, so if ANYTHING in those tanks looks sick, it's a no go for me. Ask to see it eat if the tanks pass the first test.
The ones in my area coral prices are nuts IMO
, and I'd never buy anythign photosynthetic from them unless I got it the day it came in (Fridays around here). Their lights are far from sufficient to maintain much for very long.
Sometimes you can find a great deal on fish though. In fact, I just picked up an exquisite fairy wrasse from one yesterday for $30. They're $60 from Live Aquaria. I also picked up a while back a four-line (or if you prefer twelve-line) wrasse (which they had labelled as a Hawaiian six-line) for $40. If you can find them, they go for about $70 online.