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|Tank too small?
I started a 12 gallon nano. Completed the cycle and took the water to have it tested at the saltwater fish store. They said it was good to go and ready to start adding fish/corals. They told me that the foxface is a hearty fish and easy to take care of....so I bought it. It's been in the tank about 6 hours now and it seems that it can't decide whether to hide or come out.
My question is, does this fish need to be in a larger tank? I've read that it should be in a 75 gallon tank, minimum. The fish store knew that I have a 12 gallon nano. Good thing is, I know someone with 220 gallon and I could keep it in his tank if needed.
Oh...and I'm new to all of this.
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 02:33
Yes, that fish should not be in a 12g tank no matter what size it is. I'd get the store to give you full credit back for trade on a more suitable fish. Try an occelaris clown or a small prawn goby or something like that to start out.
Critical Fertilator: The Micromanager of Macronutrients
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 03:28
Thanks for the advice.
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 03:40
Try to research fish before you make a purchase. There are a lot of fish stores out there that will sell someone anything just to turn a buck.
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 07:34
Yes, I know better now. They were very helpful with everything else so I didn't think they were just trying to make a buck.
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 07:46
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