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Old 01-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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In the market for new fish

It time to get a few fish in my tank I'm gonna get a few Bartlett Anthias , powder blue tang , yellow wrasse , Labout 's fairy wrasse and emperor angelfish.
Now I know all are reef safe except the Emperor he's a reef caution fish.
Now my question is. Has anyone owned a emperor in a reef tank with success?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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An emperor is sort of reef safe, but they get huge. I wouldn't put 1 in a 150 (which has the same footprint as a 125, just taller).

Here's 1 in a 225g reef tank.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Just a heads up on the powder blue as well. They are one of the most aggressive tangs and can make life difficult for other fish in the tank. It's not impossible, but I've read from a certain member that he wouldn't even keep one in his 300.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:34 PM   #4
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I agree with the Piwder Blue caution. They will almost always get aggressive as they mature.

I always thought that Emperors were not reef safe. There are always exceptions to the rule, but I'm not one for taking chances on expensive fish surrounded by expensive corals.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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I agree with the Piwder Blue caution. They will almost always get aggressive as they mature.

I always thought that Emperors were not reef safe. There are always exceptions to the rule, but I'm not one for taking chances on expensive fish surrounded by expensive corals.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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Ordered my new additions for the tank from Live Aquaria yesterday. Should be here sat by 1:30pm. Yay

Here's the list

1-Yellow Wrasse
2-Bartlett's Anthias
1-Naso Tang
2-Maldives Lyretail Anthias
1-Juvenile Emperor Angelfish ( I know , I know )

Pics will follow as soon as their acclimated.

Next purchase will be a small or med Regal Angelfish
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Let me know how live aquaria is. I want to order fish in the future but I don't know the best site to order from
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How many fish do you already have? And how long has the tank been set up? Just curious because you're adding a large load at once.
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Let me know how live aquaria is. I want to order fish in the future but I don't know the best site to order from
Liveaquaria is the most popular. Never ordered fish online, but they have a 14 day guarantee, great customer service, and great livestock from what I've read.
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How many fish do you already have? And how long has the tank been set up? Just curious because you're adding a large load at once.
DT is 150gal
Sump 40 gal
Frag tank 40
Is all plumbed together so total water volume 230gal
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