Worst Livestock Choice Ever

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  1. sihaya

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    In the interest of educating the public, I thought it might be fun if we all shared our worst livestock choices and how we learned from them.

    I'll go first...

    In one of my first marine aquariums (this was about 8 years ago), I put a small horseshoe crab... yes, that's right, a horseshoe crab. It gets better. It was a 10g aquarium with an orange "ball" sea sponge and a false percula clown fish.

    The LFS worker told me that it wouldn't outgrow the tank, and that "like a goldfish" they stay small if you keep them in a small aquarium.

    Lesson learned: You can't bonsai a horseshoe crab.
     
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  3. Tony

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    Mine were harlequin shrimp. The LFS told me they eat anything. Needless to say, the guys died after a while and it took me a while to figure out that they eat sea stars only. Lesson definately learnt
     
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    Incidently, in hindsight I would have punched the guy in the nose for that crappy bit of info
     
  5. Sammy

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    A goniopora is a very very easy coral to keep???
     
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    enough said
     
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    *peers through tank window at LFS*

    Hmmmm can I please have that piece of live rock with the plant thingy growing on it?

    *Gets home and posts pic in "ID please" section.*

    Someone replies: Aptasia

    *Sulks*
     
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    a dyed leather. Was stupid of me lol. It died pretty quick
     
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    Buying a Niger trigger and going with what the LFs guy said: "they are the best, well manered and will eat out of your hand!!"

    Needless to say i still have a little scare on my finger.
     
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    bought a pipe coral thinking it was star polyps!
     
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    regal tang WS magnet, i researched long years before i bought anything
     
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    Blue sponge, grew so well it wiped out my entire system eventually had to break the DT down and start again, including new live rock. Now paranoid about any blue sponge.
     
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    and thanks to your and bushmans experiences Ive learnt to stay well away from it. still amazes me to see people selling it.

    i think my worst was either a flame scallop or not stopping someone else from getting a spanish dancer when I had some suppicion it wansnt a good choice
     
  14. ShaunSwindon

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    Being sold a freshwater tank and being told that it will be just fine to keep marine fish in and buying a SailFin Tang after my tank was only 4 months old :blush:
     
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    bought nano,8 weeks later,lfs told me that its 100% fine to keep 8 clowns in nano.they were suppose to school. I had to give away 6 a few days later. luckily none died.
     
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    so much for the saying ' dont bite the hand that feeds you'.
     
  18. sihaya

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    LOL
     
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    my ex....
     
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    grrrrrr, claws in big fella:p
     
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    My zoa fraging decorating crab EISH what a nightmare
     
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