Oops, impulse buy
I recently saw the most beautiful little Oscar at my LFS figuring I could just keep it in one of my 4 tanks. Now a month later I have downgraded to 3 tanks (600l Malawi, 600l Reef and a 200l community) my Oscar is in the little community tank but is growing fast and is going to need a new home. Unfortunately I have fallen in love with this little guy as he has the best personality, eating from my hand, watching me when I move around the tank; so I cant give him away. That means getting ANOTHER tank!
Moral of the story, impluse buys can cost a lot more than you think
Never a good thing to do. You need to walk away when you see a fish you want and don't have a tank for it. Oscars should have a 75 for themselves.
Thanks @Lady Hobbs, I don't mind having another tank for my Oscar but yes I agree, impulse buys should not be allowed! I think you should have to go through some screening process before you are allowed to buy any fish. That could save the lives of many fish. When I was new to the hobby I purchased a Clown Knife thinking it would look fantastic in my little community tank, only to wake up the next day with no more community! I can't tell you how many people I have intercepted at the LFS in my area because they clearly had no clue about the fish they were about to purchase.
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
You're not the only one. I think of lot of people walk into a fish store and do "1 of this, 3 of that, 8 of that" and end up with goldfish, bala sharks, guppies and mbuna all in the same tank.......generally a 10 gallon. :)
I would love to get an Oscar. The LFS has some beautiful long fin ones. Unfortunately, I don't have the tank space for one so now I close my eyes and walk past their tank. LOL!!
4 ft 60g FW: 2 angels, 4 blind cave, 1 whiteskirt, 4 gold widows, 6 serpaes, 1 neonhead apisto, 4 clown loaches, 4 albino cory, 2 bronze corys & 3 BN plecos.
23g FW: 1 neonhead apisto, 1 yoyo, 2 albino BN plecos & 4 pepper cory
5.5g: Crowntail Betta, 6 black Khuli's & RCS
5 g: Crowntail Betta, 1 albino cory (Quasi), 4 baby khuli's & RCS
7 g: Dragontail Betta & 2 albino cory
3ft Axi tank: 1 black, 1 gold - 1 redcap oranda & 2 albino cory
I think the worst impulse buy fish are;
They are all so cute and quirky whent small, then 12inches later you realise it was a mistake
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
Yes. I wish the pet stores, etc. would do more to educate people.
So fine, sell the cute baby Oscars...but sell them WITH the 75 g tank minimum they need.
That will make people rethink what they're doing.
55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
This applies to all animal ownership. I would seriously not mind if you had to have a license to own and breed most animals. Even though it would mean I probably would have fewer pets, it would also mean all the irresponsible people that get pets when they shouldn't wouldn't have their pets.
I know that's not possible or practical, but #perfectworld
10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons and some shrimp.
Haha that would be an interesting tank
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
@Rue That would have made me think twice for sure!
@CrunchyLeaf I have to agree with you here, It's really not that impossible, I'm sure there must be a way that a law could be implemented that you need a license to own certain species. Like the one that prohibits you from keeping native species.