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TrentN   

Well we went to ReefScapes today for some club business. While I was talking to them, my wife comes to me and says "I want a fish". Well once we finished talking to them she showed me "THE FISH". Well the new fish is a "rental" we will be able to keep it in the 65 for a little while then it's going to have to move to the 90 for what we hope a couple of years. Either that or we're going to have to find a 200 gallon to house this baby in. We are now the proud parents to a 2 inch long Emperor Angelfish.

 

And since we already were in Pensacola we thought we'd go down and see Steven at Petland. Mistake, first tank looked at there was a Blue Star Leopard Wrasse. I was thinking "good it's on hold" Playing with Steven I said "can you tell the guy it died?" Then he says "Oh I meant to scrape that off, that guy already picked those up". The wrasse was hunting well looked healthy so the wrasse the wife has wanted since the first time she saw it, is now another new member of our tank.

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TrentN   

That joker is a little bad a$$. Last night after acclimation it went toe to toe with the tank bullies. The Yellow Eye Kole and Powder Brown Tangs are at least twice it's size and told them to sit down and behave. When ever one of the two came over to try and put it in it's place, it spread it's fins and "danced" with the bigger fish till they swam away.

 

The wrasse seams to be happy, it was chased around a few times but didn't bury it's self in the sand till the lights went out. Right after we put her in she  went to hunting and when time came for the night feeding she tore up some mysis and cyclopes.

 

Yea I know Lee, but I was thinking the other way around marginally safe as a little fellow but a LPS mower when it gets bigger. I got to figure something out the little lady is in love with this little fish.

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Then to think about it when getting fish is one better then another? Like do male long ear umbrella chaser do better in a tank with a lot of fish then women?

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nolefan   

I honest question. You said she went hunting. Can you tell what sex a fish is! I have that pair of clowns and wonder who is what sex.

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clowns are easy the biggest in the pair is always the female the smallest the male ... If you buy two the same size one will grow bigger than the other and turn female .. All

Clowns start as male hope that helps ... Emperor ora are impossible to tell sex unless you are Trent lol

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TrentN   

LOL I don't know the sex of the Angel but the Blue Star Leopard Wrasse is di-chromatic there is a distinct difference between the males and females. Here is a good pic of them on LiveAquaria.com

 

And Lee is right, Clowns are fairly easy. The big one is the girl.

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I just looked up do-chromatic and its talking about the thickness of the skin. Can you explain? Sorry to bug ya just trying to learn. As I would guess there are other fish this way as well

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drauka   

Is that Leopard in with the Ruby Red?  Keep an eye on the Leopard out competing the Ruby Red for pods.  Congrats on getting one that eats frozen right off the bat.  

 

Also I have been hearing a lot of the wrasses in other parts have been coming in with worms and/or flukes.  So watch out for head shaking and white stringy poop.  Prazipro is a reef safe dewormer but can't be used in the presence of ammonia or any of the ammonia "binders" on the market.  Also it will make your skimmer go nuts so that has to be turned during and shortly after treatment.   Good thing is its a 3 day treatment cycle,  people do it 3 days treatment, 3 days off, 3 days treatment usually or you can just do 2 treatments back to back.  After 3 days the medication has left the system   

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TrentN   

I just looked up do-chromatic and its talking about the thickness of the skin. Can you explain? Sorry to bug ya just trying to learn. As I would guess there are other fish this way as well

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di-chromatic in this manner means that the male and female have different color or patterns. Which makes it easy to tell them apart. Humans are di-morphic different body shapes between the sexes.

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nolefan   

di-chromatic in this manner means that the male and female have different color or patterns. Which makes it easy to tell them apart. Humans are di-morphic different body shapes between the sexes.

not necessarily my friend look at Caitlyn

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TrentN   

Right now it is. It may not be next week. They have been known to eat LPS, some softies, and clam mantles. But for some reason they usually leave SPS alone.

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bif24701   

It's not ever reef safe. It's just building up it hunger for Trent's corals so it can eat them all up at once.

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Haha!

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