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Old 03-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #3511
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Lol. Nutball. I have both in the same tank. And both are very fat. My mandarin is so fat he barely moves! Lol.
LOL. That is good.

"A fat Mandarin is a healthy Mandarin."
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #3512
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Good to see everything's going well!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #3513
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Butterfly is doing well still, eating more and more every time I feed. I truly hope I can be an exception with keeping this fish and have it do well. I take everyone's advice very seriously before I make a decision but it seems this time I went against most of the advice I was given. Only time will tell if I made the right choice, I am still not against the idea of removing the fish if he stops eating. It would be a pain but I'd do it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #3514
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Glad to hear it carey!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #3515
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As in life, where there is good news there is bad as well. :-(

The midas blenny. :-(

He jumped sometime during the night and my boyfriend was getting a glass of milk around 3 am and kinda stepped on him a little. he went to scoop the fish up and he flipped a tiny bit so my b/f dropped him back in the 90g.
The midas didn't move all day but was alive and just a few minutes ago we found the urchin having an early dinner on the midas. :-(

the fish actually made it into the kitchen when my b/f ran into him so who knows if it was being out of tank so long or my b/f stepping on him, but he didn't make it.

I am without a doubt ordering the netting from BRS this group buy, I am tired of loosing fish to jumping. I also lost the fairy wrasse about 2 weeks ago, he jumped as well. I only have 1/2 inch eggcrate covering it now.

To end on a more positive note, "miracle" the yellow watcheman goby is still ok. Still yellow and still swimming here and there occasionally. I think the jury's still out on him though, again, time will tell.

Thanks for reading guys....
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #3516
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Glad to here your Copperband is eating more and more.
I also debated for a long time before purchase, to help with what I thought was some type of tube-worm infestation, and I always wanted one, first Butterfly. Come to find out a few people suggested Hydroids,looked them up and I think that's right, but I swear he's eating them anyway, I've had him just over 3 months and the populations of these things look patchy. I know he could be hunting pods, but it looks like he's tearing the crowns off of them!
Anyway just wanted to comment because I have also really enjoyed watching this guy hunt, he's so cool... Here's a few in action!

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #3517
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Awesome fish shots! Like the sun coral too. lol But yeah, I know for a fact mine was eating pods, he hunts like my mandarin. Very selective and slow, it takes seconds for him to decide to strike for food but overall very fun to watch. When I go up to the tank, every fish BUT the butterfly runs away, I love that about him! he is so people friendly.

thanks for the encouragement, and I hope you have continued good luck!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #3518
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So sorry to here about your Midas, also a really cool fish. Think I would like to get into the next group buy as well.
Let me know what I have to do, if you would. Thanks, and again sorry about your fish, one heck of a roller coaster ride, sounds like an aquarium soap-opera! Lol. Good luck with the fly.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #3519
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So sorry to here about your Midas, also a really cool fish. Think I would like to get into the next group buy as well.
Let me know what I have to do, if you would. Thanks, and again sorry about your fish, one heck of a roller coaster ride, sounds like an aquarium soap-opera! Lol. Good luck with the fly.

thanks.

if you want in on the upcoming group buy just PM me your email address and last name. There is more info on that actual thread, it's under the equipment forum. It will tell you step by step how it works.
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As in life, where there is good news there is bad as well. :-(

The midas blenny. :-(

He jumped sometime during the night and my boyfriend was getting a glass of milk around 3 am and kinda stepped on him a little. he went to scoop the fish up and he flipped a tiny bit so my b/f dropped him back in the 90g.
The midas didn't move all day but was alive and just a few minutes ago we found the urchin having an early dinner on the midas. :-(

the fish actually made it into the kitchen when my b/f ran into him so who knows if it was being out of tank so long or my b/f stepping on him, but he didn't make it.

I am without a doubt ordering the netting from BRS this group buy, I am tired of loosing fish to jumping. I also lost the fairy wrasse about 2 weeks ago, he jumped as well. I only have 1/2 inch eggcrate covering it now.

To end on a more positive note, "miracle" the yellow watcheman goby is still ok. Still yellow and still swimming here and there occasionally. I think the jury's still out on him though, again, time will tell.

Thanks for reading guys....
Sorry carey, I am glad Miracle is doing well though!


Do you have a link for the netting? I think it would be a good idea to get it for my tanks. Thanks.
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