Letting go of fish/corals/inverts

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  1. alvinesp

    alvinesp Member R2R Supporter

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    Hey reefers and FOWLR owners!

    Just wanted to bring about a topic that I’ve thought about for quite some time now.

    Has there been a time when you’ve had to let go of a specimen? Whether it be a coral, invert, or a certain fish simply because it no longer was suitable for your tank? Eg: large adult size, picking on another tank mate, breaking down a tank, etc

    If so, how and what did you guys do in order to get past the attachment towards that specimen?
     
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  2. GoldeneyeRet

    GoldeneyeRet Active Member

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    Over the years I have removed many animals from my tank for various reasons.

    I have no advice on the attachment issue as I don't really get emotionally attatched to them.
     
  3. cmcoker

    cmcoker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I setup another tank... I have really only had to remove my clownfish for chasing my wrasse, they were moved into their own biocube.
    Otherwise, I would probably offer it on my local club's forum.
     
  4. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    The one I was most attached too was a longhorn cowfish that outgrew my tank. Knowing it went to a good home where it was well taken care of helped. It went to someone that I at least would see in passing so I could see how everything was going.
     
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