Innovator: Here's a picture of the quarantine setup I have right now for the damsels.
It's an old picture, but the decor hasn't changed much. It sounds like maybe I should have some more stuff in there for hiding places (I have some more PVC
I can use) -- would a tank divider be a good idea or not?
Austinsdad: I like a lot of your other suggestions, believe me, but there are two things I'm up against here: first, I need to be able to buy it locally from a decent LFS
, which leaves me with quite a few options, but not everything. Second, my girlfriend gets veto power over pretty much anything that goes in this tank, so last weekend we went scouting and took (horrible) pictures of all the tangs we could find and these are the two she likes the best. The LFS
's have said they will probably get more stock this week, so I will do what I can to try and push something in a different family, but there are some forces here beyond my control.
As far as feeding goes, if it's any consolation, this LFS
is where I got the mandarin goby that I have now. I was warned that they are picky eaters and I didn't have much trouble getting him to eat.