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Old 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #11
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That Spotted Swwetlips requires a huge tank (500 gallons) and is considered an "expert only" fish...you are going to run into problems with that. They grow fast and can be picky eaters at first. The yellow tang needs a six foot tank. Smaller will likely cause stress and stress lowers immunity, which a opens them up to things like Ich. As already stated, two dwarf angels will likely lead to aggression.

It's great when other people buy fish, but saltwater is best done with a gameplan of what fish you want and then add them slowly from least aggressive, to most aggressive. Just buying whatever looks good and throwing it in a tank without research first is begging for problems. Ask here or check out sites like liveaquaria.com for info on fish, tank requirements, compatability, etc. take what your LFS says with a grain of salt as I frequently hear places tell people that a fish "could work for now" and people take that as " this WILL work". The " for now" is generally a red flag to not do it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #12
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I agree with you about those fish. I didn't want them at all. I couldn't say no to my niece and nephew. I have a place for them to go already anyway. At the moment there are no signs of stress. I'm optimistic they'll be ok.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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What size tank?

I'm not trying to be mean here, but being optimistic that a fish that needs a huge tank with an expert keeper is not smart. Optimism does not chance science and reality. That fish story is going to end poorly. Same goes with having two dwarf angels (of any kind, but certainly the same exact kind). The yellow tang will likely be a future "My Tang has Ich" story.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #14
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Take it easy chief. The fish are in no harm. If my buddies 1000 gallon isn't good enough and being he's been in the hobby for a very long time, I'll just make the East River his new home.
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It's all good my dudes! The OP seems like he's
got it covered, we are here to help with ammo spike and he's got lots of feedback... I hope it works out Dan, please keep us/me posted!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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Take it easy chief. The fish are in no harm. If my buddies 1000 gallon isn't good enough and being he's been in the hobby for a very long time, I'll just make the East River his new home.
Sorry...I didn't see anything about a 1000 gallon tank or someone with expert experience. I honestly wasn't trying to be negative, just trying to give some advice so the fish are okay. Sounds like this will all work out okay if this is the situation.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll keep you all posted.
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Have you done a follow up test to verify the results?
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How long has the tank been up?
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