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Old 03-29-2013, 12:16 AM   #11
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Never heard of frog fish! Ill look those up.


The marine Betta is beautiful! Bettas are what got me back into aquariums.

I am acclimating my inverts and fish tonight, so by tomorrow I will move my tank. Ill leave the sand bed in as it was merely 20 lbs and I have water mixed waiting to refill.

The eel sounds fun although I eat so much Unagi I would feel shame. And if it gets out I have 4 pets all equally likely to play with/eat it.

Thanks for the info woody. We have pea puffers and I love the massive personality those fish have. I get mesmerized watching them at lfs's.

Anybody have an experience with a dwarf fuzzy? The benefit is the small guy at my lfs has been there healthy several months, and I like their quality over any other lfs local to me.

The closest place for a map turtle is 90miles away in the Bay Area at the "Vivarium" but it's local to my family so I make the drive often.

If the fuzzy is a bad idea I could order the sea horses or puffers from my lfs guy who offers to order for us.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:13 AM   #12
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Frogfish are inactive predatory fish. A lid should keep the eel from escaping.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #13
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Frog fish/ angler fish are REALLY cool single species tank inhabitants- you could always turn a brackish green spotted puffer marine- mine is hilarious, I have him with an algae blenny of equal aggression and larger stature, and I finally have more than one fish in my saltwater.... I like the idea of an invert tank too- just saying....
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puffers are messy fish so the filter has to be good. A brackish water flounder would be cool.
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Yeah I love the personality of my Valentin puffer always swims to the glass when i walk in and will blow water in the air when he's hungry. Dwarf lion would be cool as would angler just do your research on what you'll go for before you start setting up the tank in my opinion again though the turtle would be amazing but you would need so much filtration and cleaning
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:30 AM   #16
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Woody is your avatar the Valentini? Sounds fun, the pea puffer here is a total food maniac

I see a spotted puffer on Craigslist I might want to buy with a few of the corals he has for sale. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/for/3699482895.html

Looks like a real SW enthusiast, wish I could afford the whole 250gal tank!!
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Corrals are a risk with puffers just for a heads up if you want corrals too you'd be better with the angler or dwarf lion yeah I'm hoping when I move to my new place I can get a massive tank! Yeah the valentini is my avatar such a cool fish IMO
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Corrals are a risk with puffers just for a heads up if you want corrals too you'd be better with the angler or dwarf lion yeah I'm hoping when I move to my new place I can get a massive tank! Yeah the valentini is my avatar such a cool fish IMO
+1 soooo much personality mine tells me good night every night and blows bubbles when he is hungry he eats right out of my hand absolutely love him
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #19
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Fuzzy lions are cool but you would run a huge risk by having one in your tank. I a species tank, the lion fish will associate you with food and may get too close while you clean the tank.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:36 AM   #20
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Yeah the frog fish freaks me out! Too scary. Ill get nightmares.

The spotted puffer or Valentini each seem like great choices as I want a puffer more than anything.

I probably need another year of salt water experience before I risk keeping seahorses, I want to be sure I am ready.
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