Have you ever had to sacrafice a fish for the good of the tank?

Discussion in 'Fish Tanks' started by BriOnH, Jan 23, 2007.

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Have you had to sacrafice fish for the greater good of the tank?

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  1. BriOnH

    BriOnH

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    After reading a post that reminded me about my triggers when I had a FO tank I was curious if others had to make this rather difficult decision.

    I have. When converting to reef my niger trigger would eat the snails and crabs almost immidiatly when I put them in the tank. I tried to condition the trigger not to attack them but his instinct was too great. I moved him to a very old 5 gallon tank, that I used to use for bettas, with nothing but ocean water, as I contemplated wether I should flush him or not. I know it's "just" a fish but it was very difficult!

    Anyone else had to make these kinds of choices?
     
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    JellyMan

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    yep I had a blue terror need I say more.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    was NOT a hard decision, That lil blue spawn of satan is swimming under the yard some where.
     
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    An $8 blue damsel is a little easier to chunk than a $30 niger trigger.
     
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