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Most regrettable fish related purchase was probably my 760~ litre tank (sorry I can't remember the gallons) not because I hated it but because within 2 years of buying it I had to move it 3 times and on the 3rd time damaged the base nothing major but it was in a load bearing area.


I didn't want to risk it so I sold it with hundreds of dollars worth of equipment and lights for 200$

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Bad Imported Discus.. riddled with worms. They never made it out of my quarantine tank. Spent a small fortune on them and then on vet bills and meds only to watch them die, one after the other. Heartbreaking when my local bred discus did so well.

Followed closely by Pacific Blue Eyes.. I was assured that they were happily eating dried and frozen foods; neither of which they would accept.
 

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I’m afraid to stock my Walstead tank with anything after reading this. I’ve had many regrettable purchases, but the one that sticks with me are the dozen rosy barbs I put in a 55. They were the long-finned type and gorgeous. But hyperactive. Up, down, left right, zig, zag, EVERYWHERE ALL DAY AT 90 MILES PER HOUR. That was 25 years ago, and I still remember how anxiety producing they were.
 

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Most recent regrettable fish purchase was shrimp in my community tank. They multiplied like maniacs and there were males constantly frantically swimming around at top speed looking for females...not conducive to fish tank meditation. I literally gave a couple hundred of them away over 10 months, started with about 12. Took forever to get rid of them. They were also hard on some of the plants, scratching holes in them. If you could just buy a few all males or all sterile females, they'd be great.
 

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Most recent regrettable fish purchase was shrimp in my community tank. They multiplied like maniacs and there were males constantly frantically swimming around at top speed looking for females...not conducive to fish tank meditation. I literally gave a couple hundred of them away over 10 months, started with about 12. Took forever to get rid of them. They were also hard on some of the plants, scratching holes in them. If you could just buy a few all males or all sterile females, they'd be great.
What shrimp sp. Is this? They’re food for a right size fish. I’m breeding cherry shrimps as feeder Now.
 

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I’m afraid to stock my Walstead tank with anything after reading this. I’ve had many regrettable purchases, but the one that sticks with me are the dozen rosy barbs I put in a 55. They were the long-finned type and gorgeous. But hyperactive. Up, down, left right, zig, zag, EVERYWHERE ALL DAY AT 90 MILES PER HOUR. That was 25 years ago, and I still remember how anxiety producing they were.
This was funny to me, I have 5 rosy barbs in a 30 gallon walstad tank. They are active but mine do relax every so often, especially because in the afternoon for a few hours my lights go off (siesta lighting schedule), they end up taking a bit of a snooze as well.
 

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My Common Pleco, Thor. He's an amazing beast of a fish however, I've had to upgrade my tank twice since I've gotten him. He's over 12" long now and I again am faced with a new dilemma, upgrade or re-home. I know he's probably about fully grown however he resides in a 60g and we are really wanting to put more plants in... He manages to be the Bull in the China Shop per say 🤣 We truly love the big guy but, yeah... R E G R E T
 
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