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Old 11-26-2002, 11:16 AM   #1
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Does Anyone Own ... ?

The most amazing fish I've laid eyes on and hope to keep one day ?!
Well, I'm unsure of the scientific name, as when I went back to my local aquarium shop, the little fella had been sold.

I'm talking about a CowFish , green in colour and incredible looking ! Does anyone own one ? If so how are they to keep and are there any photos kicking about .. ?

Many thanks. 8)
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Not got into marine yet, but will be eventually get one.
I looked at the CowFish and it looks sooo cool. Here is some info:
http://www.divegallery.com/cowfish.htm
Another one you might find rather cool is the Boxfish: http://www.divegallery.com/boxfish.htm
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Nice links.
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i owned a cowfish once. they are very hardy. however the are not reef safe. they must be kept in a FOWLR tank. i found out they werent reef safe the hard way when it tryed to eat my long tentacle anenome about 2 yrs ago. it got stung and the anenome ate it. then the anenome died a week later. that was when i was just starting out.
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they must be kept in a FOWLR tank.
When you say FOWLR, you mean something along the lines of FreshWater ?

At my local aquarium place, they are kept in the Marine Fish section.

Sorry if I'm being slow !
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FOWLR = Fish Only With Live Rock

And yes it is a marine set up.
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Thanks fella !

When I start my Marine / Reef set-up , I'm looking to keep live rock / coral / plants anyway.

What are the biggest benefits of live rock ?
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if you plan on keeping coral and a cowfish together, plan on having the cowfish much longer cause he will mow through your coral kinda like a cow grazing in the pasture. about the question on live rock. ill leave that to freek and runner. that answer could probably go on forever. so ill keep it short. if you want to keep a saltwater tank successfully, you have to have it. maybe use the search engine on the home page to search for "benifets of live rock". just a thought.
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