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Old 02-08-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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are there any downsides to getting a yellow head jawfish?
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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yes they are very skittish till thy settle in and build a home! need lights to turn off slowly to allow them to settle in for the night as well ! keep a tight lid on the tank to keep them from jumping! imo once they settle in and your staggering you lights off slowly then the top can come off and they wont jump
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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no get one or two or three or four.

they are by far the coolest fish I have kept so far!

maybe 1 will be good for your 10 gallon.
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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great! ill prolly get one tomorrow, quick question about QTing them though, should i provide him with some crushed coral in the QT or just some PVC? i'd hate to have him be terrified for 4 weeks, and i'd also hate for him to settle in and build a home only to be taken away from it. what did you guys do? also, i got a mesh mesh screen to put over the openings, i'll secure it with velcro, but i wanted something that would allow air and light to ge through, is this acceptable? or do i have to go with egg crate? TIA!
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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I would get at least 2 they do best in pairs or more.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:06 PM   #6
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i cant though, i already have a clownfish and my tank is only 10gal so two fish is my limit.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:01 PM   #7
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qt is your choice 100% but i never have with mine feel its better to get him in and settled
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hmmmm.... i'd hate to not QT him though, what if he's got something? i'd hate to have to let my tank fallow for 6 months! that would be torture!!!!
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:10 PM   #9
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Well it would only have to be fallow for about 6 weeks to be safe IMO, but I have had to many problems from sick fish, so qt please.

I wish I was as lucky as ScubaSteve!!! :P
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i plan on qting but i just wanna know if i should add a substrate or not?
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