Originally Posted by Finntastic
Uggg I hate that store. I trust the employee because he is very knowledgeable on the subject of fish and he is working toward being a ichthyologist.
Some advice might be spot on then outta the blue they'll come up with something else. "Trust" means double verify. Last fall I wanted a very beautiful trio of fish traded in from a breeder. Owner and lfs
owner for maybe 30 years said they will be fine with my other fish. After deciding to find out myself, couldn't get a correct ID from the "name" they had, found they were very aggressive (with a breeding situation/trio) and would have likely killed the others in my tank, though 1 fish in the tank would have been ok, no breeding territory protection issue.
In one circumstance no problem but otherwise death would have been the out come. It is frustrating - SW
tanks for me have been especially that way in shopping lately, since I am a noob there, 50/50 info from experienced lfs
There is a vast number of niche fish and invert keepers with so many variables monster tanks to nano and pico. As for the degree in ichthyology, I am guessing ocean and lake fish focus and older info not focused on current hobby fish. In the end the job rests on your and my shoulders. Good to ask for more info and personal experiences.
Frustrating none the less!