Keeping Fish in an aquarium is similar to keeping a dog or cat. There are many responsibilities that will come from having fish.
To have a healthy aquarium you must do water changes, test water, as well as feed the fish. Fish are living animals and should be treated so.
It is the responsibility of the person purchasing the animal to read up on this living being PRIOR to purchasing.
There are many fish that are NOT suitable for the average tanks. A Here is a small list of some tankbusters that typically get to large for most peoples tanks.
• Redtail catfish and many others such as the paroon shark,
• Siamese tiger fish -datnoids
• Giant cichlid Boulengerochromis Microlepis
• Wolf Cichlids parachromis Dovii
• Blue Freckled Umbie Caquetia umberiferus
• Peacock Bass Cichla Ocellatus
• Many Shark Species including the bala shark
• Certain Plecostomous
• Pacu Colossoma macropomum
• Clown Knife and many other knifes
• Sailfin pim, painted catfish, saddle catfish, sailfin marbled catfish Leiarius pictus
A tankbuster refers to certain fish that most people never will be able to care for when they reach adult size trade. Some get so large that even the local city aquariums will not take them back
There is a lot of information that has been passed down that many times is inadequate or sometimes 100% wrong about aquarium fish..
Here are some common myths
A fish only gets as big as its tank. This is like saying a human only needs to live in a shed. True a fish will be stunted from growth from living in a tank much to small for them but a redtail cat will ALWAYS outgrow a 55 gallon tank.
You can bring it back to our shop when it is to big. Some shops may allow some large specimens to be brought back but GENERALLY do not accept trade ins of fish this size. There are a few reasons.
1. the fish eats a lot which will decrease overall profit
2. will take up to much space,
3. Will probably harass or eat all of the smaller fish in its tank.
These fish grow big in the wild won’t do it in your tank, See the reference above as this is a myth.
This is one of the type that stays smaller for its species. This may indeed be true but it is the CUSTOMERS responsibility to make an educated and informed decision prior to purchasing ANY aquarium fish.
Do your research and find out if this guy will be good for you. Remember fish do get bigger and you may not be able to afford the live food that may be required to sustain its life.
Remember some species can live over 50 YEARS!!!!!! Are you prepared for this!!
Please note we do sell some tankbusters and will contact you prior to shipping to discuss certain species and WILL PROBE YOU ABOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANIMAL.