Anyone know the name of this fish - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
khacho2's Avatar
 
Anyone know the name of this fish

So i was at my LFS yesterday and spotted one of these guys. after watching it for a little while i had to buy it but i forgot to ask the guy what kind of fish is it. Can you guys help me out with the name or info on this fish? thanks


Last edited by khacho2; 06-06-2011 at 11:02 AM.
khacho2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 11:12 AM
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
please return that pipefish.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 11:53 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by onefish2fish View Post
please return that pipefish.

I'm sure there's a good reason but why?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 02:20 PM
Member
 
bearwithfish's Avatar
 
because they as hard if not harder to care for than Seahorses.....

Back in the Game!!! Live Bearers in a 40 Breeder
bearwithfish is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 06:50 PM
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
sorry, they are pretty fragile, your tanks pretty new, it doesnt seem to be in the best of shape as it is...
.. please research before buying.
it may possibly be an option further down the road, but please leave things you know you cant keep alive in the store until you have the set up to properly keep them alive. the less things bought means the less demand, the less demand the less things caught from our oceans.
- just my opinion.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
khacho2's Avatar
 
I didn't know what it was until today. Thanks for the tip I will be returning the fish back to the LFS
Posted via Mobile Device
khacho2 is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 06-06-2011, 08:42 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by khacho2 View Post
I didn't know what it was until today. Thanks for the tip I will be returning the fish back to the LFS
Posted via Mobile Device
Good for you for doing the right thing.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 06-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
Good for you for doing the right thing.
+1. I wonder how well the LFS will be at keeping this poor critter alive? Most fishkeepers (LFS included) have no business keeping pipefish, seahorses, etc. Just my 2 cents.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 06-07-2011, 08:02 AM
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
+1. I wonder how well the LFS will be at keeping this poor critter alive? Most fishkeepers (LFS included) have no business keeping pipefish, seahorses, etc. Just my 2 cents.
i agree to that too kym, but unfortunatly they always will until we ( as in everyone ) stops buying things like that. if we lowered the demand, and maybe certain things were kept to special orders our worlds natural populations wouldnt be hurting.

and bravo khacho for returning it.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 06-07-2011, 12:30 PM
New Member
 
JLong80's Avatar
 
Where are you located? If you're anywhere near Northern Virginia I could help you get started with some of my livestock that I'm thinking about moving.
JLong80 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome