Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-22-2015, 01:26 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tomtom14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 357
Would a powder brown tang be an ok substitute for the CB? Because the sailfin is Zebrasoma and powder brown tang Acanthurus I thought they might be ok together?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
tomtom14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 07:53 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Rockster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 86
I can only speak from my own experience on the CB. I checked and have now had her for almost 2 years. I would not recommend them for any tank less than a 125g reef tank. I have 3 wrasses in my tank now and do not find that the wrasses compete with the CB. The CB is a constant picker on the outside of the live rock. My wrasses tend to swim in the water column and pick at the inside caves of the live rock. I am very surprised (sadly) to hear of the experiences of others on here. I regularly see good healthy specimens at my local fish shop in south Florida that are already eating mysis. Maybe the suppliers are better down here. I consider the CB a "difficult care" fish but probably less so then most powder tangs (which are prone to parasites). Just my extra 2 cents based on my experience with this very entertaining fish. Guess I should consider myself very lucky to have a well adapted healthy one. ATTACH]265098[/ATTACH]


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424649134.809170.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	265098  
__________________

__________________
Rockster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:06 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
What do you think they are picking at?
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 12:42 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Rockster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 86
Small copepods Id guess (though I rarely see those with my eyes) and the beginnings of any aptasia or small tube worms (she ate all the ones I could see within a few days of being introduced to the tank). I realize the wrasses and many other fish eat pods too but I rarely see them cruising the same spots. The CB is one of my favorite fish. Non aggressive but also shows no fear of other fish.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Rockster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
feed, feeding, fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compatibility lists somewhere? bzzh8c Cichlid Discussion 11 11-13-2014 03:45 PM
Coral information sites and species lists? vertex Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-28-2005 07:49 AM
Another one of those fish lists blorkiemom Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 12-03-2004 08:22 PM
2500 gallon fish tank, fish lists anyone WhiteAngel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 30 09-27-2004 09:19 PM
Overall Tank Set Up Suggestions, Comments and Idea's ILM75Dodge Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 01-02-2004 05:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.