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Old 01-07-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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Coral beauty

Do these fish get ich easily. I saw a beautiful one at a petsmart here in D.C. and i have been watching it for a couple of days and he/she seems fine. Will this fish be ok with two perculas in a 40gal tank? What should i feed it?
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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coral beauties are pretty hardy.

fine with 2 percs

40 gal is the smallest tank i would put one in, just make sure you have lots of hiding places for her. Here's mine with the 2 percs, she's alittle tough to see.



She eats anything and picks at algae in the tank all day long.
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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Cool! thanks for the pic it looks awesome. I am going to go and pick it up Right now. Will post when i get home.
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They do not get ick as easily as some other fish, but I would def recommend 4 weeks in a Q tank before you place it in your display. I"ve been burnt too many times by adding fish to my display either without a Q period, or not long enough period in the Q tank.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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CB's are great!! Mine is a little doll. She just swims around picking at the rock all day. Tough little fish, takes no crap from the bigger ones.
I agree with jamel-188, definately qt ANY fish for 4 weeks, will save you a lot of problems down the road.
In a 30 gallon, I would make that the last fish IMO.
Here is my little baby.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #6
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I have a 40gallon. unfortunatly someone bought the last Coral beauty. So instead i bought a powder brown tang. Beautiful fish i must say. the guy there said it would be ok in a 40 w/ the two percs. they are only 1" long and the tang is 2" long.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:52 PM   #7
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A powder brown can easily become stressed out in a tank of that size. Honeslty, you should have waited for another coral beauty. Tangs (especially larger ones like a powder brown) require more swimming room then a 40 gal can provide. They are easily stress and, thus, prone to many parasites and bacterial infections. If a tank upgrade is in the not-so-distant future I would say you will be okay fo now. If not, I would consider returning it and waiting for the next beauty that comes along. Good Luck...Lando
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sorry 143 gadgets. There is NO WAY you should have bought that fish. Just my opinion, but a tang (especially a power blue or brown) needs a MUCH bigger tank. It is also VERY prone to ick.

Just my opinion though.

I wish you luck with him
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I plan to buy a 65 or 75 gallon in about 6 months. Is that enough time? The tag at the store said it would only get up to 5-6". I thought it would be ok. If i am getting that tank soon can this work?
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If you are getting the tank in the next few months you may be okay. I qwould question the credability of the LFS where yougot. They did give you bad advice. In the mean time, watch for signs of stress with this fish.
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