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Old 06-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Considering a Harlequin Tusk- again....

Well it's been about 6 months and the Tang i want from Liveaquaria STILL has not come back into stock. I am no considering a Tusk for the 90g fish only tank.

The only thing is I can not / will not spend $200 on an australian one, but was considering the indonesians. They have a less vibrant color pattern but are still an awesome fish.

Are there any other differences between the two? Feeding wise, sturdiness or any other issue with getting an indonesian one? I know with corals, liek an elegance coral the auzzie ones are much hardier and have a longer life span than those corals from Indonesia...

Any opinions or thoughts guys? i always appreciate your input so much!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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I don't know about this, but do you think they use cyanide in indonesia for fish catching purposes? I thought I read somewhere that it was used.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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I know I;ve heard they use that for catching fish, but I wasn't sure if it was a specific locale that used it. I just assumed they did it around the world.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
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Yeah,

I would be pretty comfortable ordering from a place like LA. I have confidence they wouldn't send out a fish not doing well.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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Theres a guy who orders fish and sells them dirt cheap near me and has the tusks for like $80 so i was considering it.

I think he would look awesome in the tank and since my fish are now tending towards aggressive he would fit right in. The only fish that isnt aggressive is the little clown fish. I don't think the tusk would eat him though, at least I hope not! I know inverts and things like shrimp are out but I dont plan on adding any to the tank so that shouldnt be an issue.
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Theres a guy who orders fish and sells them dirt cheap near me and has the tusks for like $80 so i was considering it.

I think he would look awesome in the tank and since my fish are now tending towards aggressive he would fit right in. The only fish that isnt aggressive is the little clown fish. I don't think the tusk would eat him though, at least I hope not! I know inverts and things like shrimp are out but I dont plan on adding any to the tank so that shouldnt be an issue.
Nice Carey! Those tusks are gorgeous fish! They're on LA for $90. For an extra 10 bucks + shipping, you get the 14 day guarantee. Depends how much you want to spend I guess; but having that piece of mind in nice.

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I would be pretty comfortable ordering from a place like LA. I have confidence they wouldn't send out a fish not doing well.
Just a little FYI, the only fish\corals that Live Aquaria is directly involved with in regards to specimen selection, breeding, collection, and quarantine are the specimens in their WYSIWYG Diver's Den section. These come from their facility in Wisconsin.

The fish and corals in their "regular" selections are kept and eventually picked out by a major wholesaler in Los Angeles and is shipped by them, using LA branded boxes. Live Aquaria isn't involved with these specimens at all.
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Nice Carey! Those tusks are gorgeous fish! They're on LA for $90. For an extra 10 bucks + shipping, you get the 14 day guarantee. Depends how much you want to spend I guess; but having that piece of mind in nice.



Just a little FYI, the only fish\corals that Live Aquaria is directly involved with in regards to specimen selection, breeding, collection, and quarantine are the specimens in their WYSIWYG Diver's Den section. These come from their facility in Wisconsin.

The fish and corals in their "regular" selections are kept and eventually picked out by a major wholesaler in Los Angeles and is shipped by them, using LA branded boxes. Live Aquaria isn't involved with these specimens at all.
I never knew that! Thanks.

Is the wholesaler Exotic Reef Imports?
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I never knew that! Thanks.

Is the wholesaler Exotic Reef Imports?
No, it's not them. They're in El Segundo. This wholesaler is in Hawthorne. Can't remember their name.
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LA may have an Indonesian Harlequin Tusk in the DD tonight.
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Well it's been about 6 months and the Tang i want from Liveaquaria STILL has not come back into stock. I am no considering a Tusk for the 90g fish only tank.
Out of curiosity Carey, what Tang were you looking for?
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