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Old 03-28-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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Silly Nemo (Movie vs reality) question.

First off, I am going to guess that most of you have seen the "Finding Nemo" movie. Now the questions (there are more than one ). What are the species of all the animals in the tank in the Dentists office that Nemo gets put into? Is it possible to replicate such a tank in real life? I know that there are compatability issues and such.

I am asking because I have a cousin who is expecting a girl something in July and he got this crazy idea in his head somehow. I tried explaining to him about the tank size needed (he is looking for something small to put on the newborns room), the work that one puts into maintaining a salt water tank, that you can't just put all kinds of fish together, etc..

I am guessing that there was an Octopus, a star fish, a sea horse, a puffer fish and a clown fish. I don't know what the black and white fish with the scare is and I think there was one more.

I guess that this is the long way of asking what you guys would recommend for this instance. Maybe just clown fishes?

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

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Old 03-28-2005, 03:14 AM   #2
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Octopus and seahorse are right out, they would both require a species only tank and an experienced owner. Moorish Idol, scar, is also out due to its terrible track record in captivity.

Nemo -False Perc? I might be wrong

I would say stay away from salt, and just do a FW tank with something large, colorful, and with a lot of personality. How large is he willing to go?

From expereince, you can't really go wrong with babies and bettas. They seem to love the bright colors and constant flaring. It would also be fairly simple to maintain a small tank (10g or so?) with a male betta and perhaps a few corries or ghost shrimp as a little bottom dweller excitement.
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He wants to stay fairly small with the tank. But I think he atleast wants the Nemo.
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:32 AM   #4
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There is a lady at my work who has in a 12g tank the following:
- 2 x oscellaris clowns
- 1 x bi-color dotty back
- 1 x blenny (burower, not sure specific species)
- 1 x banggai cardinal fish

Personally I think it is overkill, but she claims to be very successful in getting this working, so I am going to see if I can get her to write up an article on how she did it so I can submit it to this forum.

She doesn't even do weekly or fortnightly water changes which is very odd to me given the size of the tank.
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The dentist's tank had:

1 Moorish idol
1 porcupine puffer
1 yellow tang
1 cleaner shrimp (unknown species)
1 starfish (unknown species)
1 Pomacanthus semicurculatus (?)
1 Royal dottyback
1 'nemo' (occelarus clown, I believe).

It would be possible, but the puffer might be a problem, and the moorish idol would likely not thrive for long.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:19 AM   #6
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that puffer would have torn in to nemo as soon as he hit the water. oh and the cleaner shrimp.
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I have "nemo" in a 10 gallon. I wouldn't recommend a 10 gallon salt water for your first SW tank. The bigger the tank the easier.
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You could have JUST nemo in a 10g tank. As for the original tank, most people wouldn't recommend a tank like that because it isn't a very natural environment for the fish. The use of Live Rock as the filter is the best way to go and you'd have to figure out a way to work that into your system. You'd need something upwards of 135 in order to keep that fishload.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...nemo+tank+work

That guy did a Nemo tank at his LFS.
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This "Finding Nemo" phenomenon that has everyone wanting to buy Moorish Idols reminds me of the Disney "dalmation" movies some years back. Every little kid got a new dalmation puppy until they learned they're aggressive, not good with kids, and likely to bite.

Couldn't be worse than the Harry Potter nonsense and everyone wanting to own an owl.
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This "Finding Nemo" phenomenon that has everyone wanting to buy Moorish Idols reminds me of the Disney "dalmation" movies some years back. Every little kid got a new dalmation puppy until they learned they're aggressive, not good with kids, and likely to bite.

Couldn't be worse than the Harry Potter nonsense and everyone wanting to own an owl.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I really appriciate it. So if he was to go with just the "nemo" fish, would you think that a 20 gal tank with live rock and live sand and all the proper cleaners would do the trick?

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