When buying a used tank, do you keep the fish or give them away?

  • I think it really depends, if the fish is going to fit the tank (which in many cases from someone else isn’t the case), or can go with the theme I was planning, I would keep it. Otherwise I tend to just either try to sell them off or give it to a local store for free if they can take care of it.

  • This sort of thing is never a welcome surprise, and I try to ask about it in order to avoid it happening. But when it does, I keep them if at all possible. Otherwise, I keep a couple of smaller spare tanks around to accommodate them until I can relocate them.