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Old 12-20-2004, 05:22 PM   #11
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rayjay, how long have you had your achilles? How much time you put in taking care of the achilles? Whats your experience with the powder brown compared to the powder blue? Have you tried a whitecheek?


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It's always worth a shot though. Sometimes we get lucky with a good specimen
ST, this is what Im hoping for, the one Im looking at is on hold for week, the only thing Im concerned of is that he doenst seem to eat as aggressively as the tangs I already have. The lfs guy told me hes been in there tank for about 3 weeks going on four, I might wait another month.

Has anyone had any luck with an achilles for more than a year?
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:29 PM   #12
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You never know how long a lfs really has had one for. They can tell you one thing, but really is another. I would wait it out another 2 weeks at least to make sure he is still doing fine. How much is he by the way? They are a beautiful specimen. Revhtree has a beautiful whitecheek Tang. He might be able to shed some light there. These seem to be pretty hardy from what I have seen.

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Old 12-20-2004, 05:48 PM   #13
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How much is he by the way
$50.....no 24 hour garantee at this LFS, although in my area this LFS is known for good customer service and quality the only reason I dont really go there too often is there prices
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:52 PM   #14
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Thats actually a good price. This info was taken from marinedepotlive.com below:


Restricted Species. This species is very difficult to keep and should only be attempted by expert aquarists, or is a 'delicate shipper.' Our Stay Alive guarantee is not available on this item.


Achilles Adult Tang - Acanthurus achilles
The Acanthurus achilles grows up to 8 inches. The Achilles Adult Tang prefers a tank of at least 100 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. The Acanthurus achilles is an herbivore and likes to eat marine algae, zucchini, brocoli, mysid shrimp, Spirulina, lettus, seaweed, sponges, and other meaty treats. The Achilles Adult Tang is a medium/high maintenance fish and may act aggressively towards other tangs. Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78¬į F). The Achilles Adult Tang is commonly collected from Hawaii.



$59.00Size: SmlMed $69 (+10)Lrg $79 (+20)
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:58 PM   #15
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Yeah I read that and actually that disclaimer is on almost every online fishstore when it comes to the achilles, thats why I came up with theory on an earlier post, read for me tell me what you think
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It's certainly worth a shot. You will most likely have to keep your water quality pristine. This species sounds pretty fragile. How long has your tank been setup? I'll bet this specimen will require a tank that is well established. If it's been setup for a while, then all the better.

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You will most likely have to keep your water quality pristine
thinkin about getiing a UV sterlizer today for this reason.
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That will definitely come in handy for sure.Good luck to you and let us know how you make out. 8)

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