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Old 11-20-2005, 09:54 PM   #41
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Went by today to check on the tang. Someone walked in on Saturday and bought it. Person who bought it did not even know what it was (per sales guy). Hope it does not take a ride on the porcelain express. It sold in 2 days so I think they will have another soon.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:38 PM   #42
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Sorry to hear that. I am sure it's time will be short lived. Too bad, I think it would have had a better chance with you.
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:02 PM   #43
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yeah surely would have. Being in a 525 gallon tank is a big advantage right there. I dont know why pet outlets sell people fish when they must know thier chance for survival is slim to none. You could always consider ordering an achllies from Live Aquaria and getting the 2 week discount.....
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:04 PM   #44
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hey I noticed a copperband butterfly in your gallery. How long have you had him and how has his health held up. If you can keep one of those guys kicking you might do fine with an achllies.
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copperbands are not that difficult....
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:57 PM   #46
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Hmmm... Bob Fenner, Scott Michael, and Pablo Teapot all list the Copperband Butterfly as one of thier "not for captivity" or "unkeepable" marine fish. Even Jeff Kurtz from TFH speaks to thier difficulty and admits to losing one fairly recently when it went on a hunger strike. I have never kept one personally because of these claims.
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wow, alot of folks keep them quite successfully, myself included.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:56 PM   #48
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macman The copperband is doing fine (now). We noticed Friday that he was staying in the rocks and its attitudeand color had changed for the worst. After observing him really close and trying to feed him we discovered the problem. He had been doing so well and eating when the tank got feed he was not "pampered" anymore. He had a strong appetite but likes to examine his food before he eats it. The other fish were taking his food away while he was "checking it out". He has been target feed 3 times a day for the last 3 days and appears to be better and eating like crazy. He is out grazing on the rocks again constantly. The convict tang bumped him yesterday trying to get its food and the copperband nipped him so all seems well now. Check this out.
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cool Brenden. I doubt I will try keeping one of these guys anytime soon. They are really gorgeous marine fish but my tank is stacked to the hilt. I have read that a mature reef tank of large capicity (much like yours) really helps. Sounds like you guys are very dedicated which is good to hear.
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I was reading around on the sohal tang. It was classified at one place as "Reef Safe with caution" Any experience or comments on this? How aggressive are they. Will it eat my neon or eviota gobies?
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