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Old 03-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy What is your most regrettable fish purchase?

I think we've all done it at one time or another.

For me it was those tiny Bala's, who are now crowding my 125.
They have outlived their life expectancy, outgrown their maximum size of 14", and I'm too soft hearted to get rid of them to pay for my mistake of getting them.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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altum angel, with no tank.. let my friend "borrow" it for his 80g and died..
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My arowana. It had Killed, but not eaten, all its tank mates after I moved it out of the tank for couple of months and return it back. Had a big tank with one fish for 3+ years.

Oh, and the sucker bit me many time when I was changing water. Kind of glad that it died from natural cause (kind of).
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My clown loaches -- as much as I like them, I'm having great stress trying to provide for the necessity of large gallonage living quarters for them.
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A bunch of juvenile Congo Tetras. They grew up to be mostly females with no coloration and bad tempers. Garbage disposal.

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Fresh: Red snake head. They are basically a torpedo shaped stomach with teeth and fins. They are cute when they're small, but they're only small for like 12 minutes!

Salt: I think it was a figure 8 puffer... maybe some other kind. Very interresting fish, and not usually that badly behaved, but he bit the left eye right out of my yellow tang and ate it. The tang lived for a long time after that, but it miffed me everytime i looked in that tank.

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My frog. I love the him but darn it, he takes up an entire tank to himself =( He's just a big mouth and even bigger stomach. He literally ate the contents of my tank in one night before he got his own home. I wish i could turn the 10 gallon he lives in into a shrimp only place but I can't find it in my heart to get rid of him.
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hatchetfish....they are cool, but even with my tank being covered really well they still found ways out!!
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Bad chocolate gouramies. I should have quarantined them but didn't. They brought something along with them that wiped out almost everything in the tank, including several generations of killies. Worst impulse buy ever!
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Thats easy.........my Chinese Algae Eater.
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