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Old 08-08-2010, 12:09 AM   #11
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Yeah i would have to make sure that i got a health fish before i even considered putting it in my tank. But really if i got one of those i would like to have it in a 8 foot tank so it really has room to swim. Tangs seem to do so much better when they have enough room. I just don't think i would be able to provide for it right now. One day i will get a tank big enough and keep a whole bunch of foods to be able feed them properly.
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Yeah i would have to make sure that i got a health fish before i even considered putting it in my tank. But really if i got one of those i would like to have it in a 8 foot tank so it really has room to swim. Tangs seem to do so much better when they have enough room. I just don't think i would be able to provide for it right now. One day i will get a tank big enough and keep a whole bunch of foods to be able feed them properly.
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Acanthurus Achilles has a terrible mortality rate here. When you consider other fish like A.Japonicus and A.Leucosternon which have much better chances of living here it is really quite puzzling.

Unfortunately, unlike the US markets they command a huge retail value here ($AUD 500-1000).

It is disappointing but I believe the capture and handling processes on their way here are what leaves them in less than ideal capacity to build up any strength or immunity.

I tried one last year, even with my experience I failed and later opted for the Powder Blue Tang instead.
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Everythings expensive here! What are cleaner shrimp (scarlett skunk) up your way Matt? $110 down here!
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Mitch, does that include window cleaning? lol
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The shrimp should clean my whole house for that price!
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