Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #11
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 1,145
I agree with everyone. Downright cruel in my opinion.

Bettafanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
I agree with the tang theory. You can keep them for a little while in a smaller tank knowing you are upgrading but lots of people end up not doing it in a timely manner as life comes up with unexpected expenses and a larger tank might not take precedence. The yellow tang is probably fine. A lot of LFS will sell you the small juveniles telling you it's okay for now. For now, sure, but in the long run I think you will find that you won't have the adequate room for its swimming habits. It's kind of like putting a Great Dane in a run and keeping him there. They need a lot of room to swim and while you may feel he has enough, in reality, you are putting them in a tiny space. Couple that with the fact that its shared space with other fish and it makes it even less. I would return them, or look online at Craig's list or other places to see if you could acquire a much larger tank. I know it's not what you want to hear but figure losing the money you spent on them over the next 2-3 years. Then think about the stress on them as they grow. Some might say "it's only a fish", but it's a living thing that counts on you to take care of it.

nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.