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Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #1141
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Does it need strong rip currents?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #1142
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Honestly, I posted before I saw second clue!!
Am I right?...not that I always have to be right, like my wife says.
Lol. Yep!!! He'd been acclimating for about 20 minutes now. I had an airrator running in the car transporting him to the house. Still have it running now. Running a SLOW drip. Will acclimate for 2 hours and once I am about to put him in I am going to feed the tank on the right side and introduce him on the left side. I have to say that he doesn't even look stressed in the bucket now which relieves me. We were going to sell him out of a tank we are breaking down but he got scraped when the guy was trying to get him out and then the people didn't want him. He has been eating well for a long time now in an aquarium with many other tangs bigger than him so I hope that the new environment will be okay for him. I have always wanted this guy but was afraid of the horror stories and the price tag associated with them. However- I can't beat free! And I'm willing to take the risk on a guy that has been doing so well for so long. The only difference between his last tank and mine is that I only feed two to three times a day versus five times in his last tank. He was housed with a 7 inch black tang, a 14 inch male blonde naso, 2 yellow tangs at about 4 inches, a purple tang at 4 inches, a 6 inch blue hippo, a couple of Angela and much much more. Fingers crossed!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #1143
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Awesome fish, he sure is FAT!!
I love the Achilles. My kids orthodontist has one that's about 7", in a 2000g elliptical tank that used to house a black-tip.
Best of luck with him Jl!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #1144
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The only fish I really, really want.. Lol... The purple is awesome but that tang is the 1st I ever saw and wanted. Hope he does awesome for you. Plenty of pics please!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #1145
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Wow!!! That is so great!! No doubt he will thrive in your setup, the backround info is so reassuring!! Im really happy for you, this fish is what makes some tanks just unreal.
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AWESOME!!!! I love the achillies... Im sure he will do sooo great in your tank!
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Ok. Acclimation is almost done! Since I know I won't be able to get a clear shot of him in the tank for a few days I took a somewhat crappy video of him in the bucket. You can see he is fat and happy!

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...a/02c1d329.mp4
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:08 AM   #1148
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May have a new project... Lol... I got the copper band eating frozen, betta eating frozen, this may be my new challenge... Just gotta get this tank up and running... It's absolutely gorgeous...
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May have a new project... Lol... I got the copper band eating frozen, betta eating frozen, this may be my new challenge... Just gotta get this tank up and running... It's absolutely gorgeous...
He really is. And it's rare to find one that eats. He went in and I fed the tank and the same time. He didn't hide at all at first. He ate with the rest of the guys. Then... The doctor tang found him. If it comes down to it- the doc will go!
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Don't blame u.... .
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