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Old 07-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #11
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Rev, I'm so sorry to hear about your idol.
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:39 PM   #12
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Thanks all for the words of encouragment. It really means alot to know so many people really care.

That was my favorite fish. He had such a great attitude. He would swim around real fast when I came in, like he was saying hello. He also would eat out of my hand. I will miss Gill. I dont want to sound stupid, but I really am going to miss that little bugger.

What would be a great fish to add to my tank. I want a fish, that is peaceful, beautiful, reef safe, one that has spunk, and will grow to a pretty decent size. Not large, but not small. My tank is a 75g, with 105pds lr. I currently have 1 tomato, 1 percula, 1 yellow tail damsel (very small and timid). Please help me pick my new addition.

PS. I want a fish that is not too prone to sickness. TIA.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:04 PM   #13
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I am sorry to hear about your loss as well. I know how you feel. Many people say you can't get attached to the fish, but I would feel terrible if my Tang dies(he is in my QT).

I say stick with it. I am sure the ups are much better then the downs.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:10 PM   #14
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I have a white cheek tang that I love so much He is beautiful, peaceful and has an incredible personality. He is always so excited to see me and swims around like crazy as you mentioned. I would so upset if I ever lost him, he really is like a friend to me as stupid as that sounds. BTW, his name is fred
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:13 PM   #15
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Oh great idea! I love how beautiful the white cheek is. How prone is it to ich or other diseases?
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Well I do belive some of the tangs are more prone to disease than other fish but if you properly qt the fish which it sounds like you are doing then I wouldn't worry too much.

Be careful if you do decide to get a white cheek tang. They are often confused with the powder brown tang(gold rim) which is much more difficult to keep alive for an extended period of time. I've seen these fish mislabeled before due to their similar coloration. Other than that he is by far my favorite fish
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Rev, sorry to hear about Gill. I am sure he could not have been loved more than you could have done. Except maybe his momma...

Seriously, you did more than most people would have done for this fish. He could have been purchased by someone who did not know anything about them and lived a much much shorter life than he experienced with you. He is one of Gods little creatures, just like us. He has a reason for everything, but I think you know that already.

I am glad that this didn't make you leave this hobby, your too good a person to let get away from us.

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Sorry to hear bout that Rev. I really feel ur loss. I felt the same way when my Clown Trigger died. I was devestated.
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Revhtree, sorry to hear about Gill I agree with everyone else -- he was loved and you did your best with him. It's not stupid to talk about how much you miss a fish. I still miss and think about my very first betta. He was about 2 years old and died about 7 months ago. I was so sad that I didn't get more bettas until a month later. But I'm glad I did. I can't imagine being without them. Like jamal-188 said, I think of my first 2 bettas hanging out together in fishy heaven, where they don't need a tank divider anymore.

P.S. I know this is a salt topic, but we can all relate to the loss of a very favorite fish.
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Rev, you were talking about another addition to your tank... What about a Black & White Heniochus Butterfly aka "Poor man's Moorish Idol." I don't know a bunch about them, but they look purty. Good luck in your search...

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Reef Compatibility: Has been kept in reef aquriums, but may pick on feather dusters and coral polyps.
Maximum Size: The Heniochus acuminatus grows up to 10 inches.
Sizes shipped: Sml 2-3 Inches, Med. 3.5-4 Inches, Lrg. 5-6.5 Inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Black & White Heniochus Butterfly prefers a tank of at least 75 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Heniochus acuminatus is primarily a planktivore and feeds on zooplankton, worms, and small crustaceans. In the aquarium, offer a variety of fresh and frozen foods including frozen Mysid shrimp, and other small food items.
Level of care: The Black & White Heniochus Butterfly is a low maintenance fish.
Compatibility Notes: Generally peaceful towards other tank mates.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F).
Range: The Black & White Heniochus Butterfly is commonly collected from the Indian Ocean.
General Notes: The Black & White Heniochus Butterfly is a very attractive species that makes for a nice addition to a community fish only aquarium.
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