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post #11 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 09:36 PM
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He works in a FISH STORE! He knows probably better than half of you guys on the forum what sizes he can put into the tank, he knows his limits. The thread states Odd and Strange fish to get not let's tell this guy that he is doing everything wrong.

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post #12 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 10:16 PM
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There is no need to get flustered and start yelling, please calm down.. If you're asking for advice on a forum, it's normal to have people commenting on everything, that's the point of a forum. Obviously the OP has his parameters under control, but people on here will naturally peck at that, simply because we care and want to be more useful.
It's helpful to know if someone has to work within a range, I didn't know that before. Most people are left working with whatever parameters they have, it's an important question. There's so many fish out there so I just wanted to see if there were more boundaries than just size to work with.
And I did already list a few fish, thank you.
Haven't looked into them much, but gobies are pretty odd looking fish. Some of them will need brackish conditions though. I'm sure there are some species that stay small enough. They have ugly little faces.

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post #13 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 10:19 PM
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I was yelling I was just emphasising the words. Logically when someone posts a question you answer that question directly and then if they have more questions you answer those questions. Thats how we do things here in Australia. I'm not sure if it is different customs for other countries?

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I wasn't yelling I mean.

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He works in a FISH STORE! He knows probably better than half of you guys on the forum what sizes he can put into the tank, he knows his limits. The thread states Odd and Strange fish to get not let's tell this guy that he is doing everything wrong.
If he works in a fish store and knows the stuff better than us, why ask us? Why ask the apprentice if you are the master? If he wants a simple answer to the question, then a search engine seems like a better alternative.

For the oddball fish that can fit in a tank that size, puffers are the only thing that come to mind. There are some unusual and rare livebearers that could work in something that size, but it also depends on what your definition of odd is. Do you mean strange-looking? Rare fish? Fish with odd behavior? Fish with unique biology?

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post #16 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 10:41 PM
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Half beaks are an odd livebearer. There should be some smaller types.
When people say odd I always think of really ugly fish.

I was wondering the same thing, Izzy.

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post #17 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 10:41 PM
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@ thekoimaiden I never said he knew his species better but if he screws up his job is on the line so obviously he knows his limitations that is all that I am saying.

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post #18 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 PM
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And if you think that you guys think you know better than that is fine but he is a really smart aquarist he just wants to know your opinions on odd fish.

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post #19 of 22 Old 05-20-2012, 11:01 PM
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He must work in a terrific store for his job to be on the line, because I see the same people give bad advice over and over again at my stores.....

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post #20 of 22 Old 05-21-2012, 12:04 AM
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The owners of the store is a small business they have a second store and know exactly what they are talking about. If someone has claimed that jfengler and I are the same person I would like to confirm that this is not true, we are cousins. He lives one suburb from me, and is someone completely different.

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