I'm pretty sure Justin is well aware of this. It is just a way for him to
have a larger, more spectacular disply of them, while they last. It also
lets him sell into the local market, easier. The impulse buyer rarely has a
brackish species tank ready to go. I'm sure he advises any customers that
don't know, to add salt for long-yerm maintenance or breeding.
> I remember visiting that particular LFS when I was there for the Rainbowfish
> Convention. They had some amazingly unusual fishes that interested me -
> beautiful golden Pseudomugil gertrudae (from the Aru Islands I think),
> Telmatherina bonti (which I had never seen alive before) etc etc
> In my experience the length of time a display tank population of any species
> is maintained in any LFS is likely to be less than 3 months and I'm sure
> they could handle that before starting to go downhill.
Probably the same thinking as Justin. I was just surprised that they would
tolerate it and still look so nice.
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