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Old 11-18-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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What are your best "Pet" fish?

What's everybody's best pet-like fish?

My princess parrotfish has strangely turned into the most pet-like fish in my tank. He'll watch me when I walk by, I can put my nose right to the glass and come right up to me, and wiggle back and forth, looking me straight in the eyes. He loves the attention so much its hard to photograph the tank, because he's always right in the way.

When I feed the tank, all the other fish scatter when I open the canopy, but he's stays put, with the top of his head poking out of the water.

I'm working on getting him to feed by hand like my cleaner shrimp.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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My favorite is my pink spotted goby. He has a great personality and he loves to be photographed.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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My lawnmower blenny seems to pose for the camerea to, just like that. Sort of a "Here I am!" thing.
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A panther grouper was the most pet like fish I ever owned...came to the surface and you could actually touch him...he now lives in my fathers tank...still alive after 7 years...he is huge, over a foot long, and you can still touch him!
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:48 PM   #6
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My watchman gobie. He'll eat from my hand and is a ham.
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Wow, a watchman that eats from your hand. Mine is pretty skittish. Cool fish but mine is not to that level. I have a 8 yr old percula clown that will eat from my hand and will swim near my face as I stare in at him from the glass.

As for my favorite pet fish, I have to go back to my FO days. I had a porcupine puffer that I kept for almost 2 years. Always knew what was happening in my room and would spit water at you He passed on during a freak power outage when I was on vacation. I wish I could find another with his temperment and would also not eat my snails and shrimp Cool fish but not invert safe.
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I'd definitely say my Watchman Goby. His face has almost a human look to it with the expressions he makes. He definitely won't eat from my hand or anything, but I love him anyways.
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I get a real kick out of watching our pearly jawfish. It pops in and out of it's burrow looking around. Almost like its paranoid. LOL.
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By far my fuzzy dwarf lion. most lion I see seem to hide in the rock work, but mine is out all the time.

It follows me from one end of the tank to the other. I swear it purposely drives our golden retriever nuts by coming to the glass for a stare down.

I probably could hand feed, but the whole venom thing has kept me from trying.
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