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Old 07-27-2011, 07:29 AM   #11
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The queen angel also needs a huge tank. It grows to about 18".
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:13 AM   #12
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You "think??" it's a sweetlip? And ya didn't know it's gonna get VERY large and will eat smaller fish and crustaceans. And you bought it home and put it in your tank. You need a wet noodle beatdown!

Look, I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but I just wanna warn folks as much as possible about doing just that - bringing something home and not knowing what it is and will become.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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I can vouch for the spur of the moment purchases. I bought a scooter "blenny", was promised it woud eat anything and was a blenny. I get home and find out its a dragonet with ultra special dietary requirements. I learned the hard way. You GOTTA research or ask others before you make a purchase. I carry around in my car now a reference for fish and corals just so I'm not gotten again.

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #14
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I agree my LFS sold me a neon goby but was actually a engineer goby which get to a foot long had to return him yesterday!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:37 AM   #15
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I have a royal gramma who is very finicky eater. Only eats live.

I think the best way is to research your fish first.
2nd have the store feed the fish in front of you. Than bring some of that food home with you it will help alot.
I say only buy the one that's eats alot.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:02 AM   #16
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Very nice fish!
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #17
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Great fish, gorgeous colors as always. I had one years ago that was 4" when I bought it. It took a few days to eat well. It eventually took ghost shrimp and frozen krill......however, with 9 months it nearly doubled size and by 12 months it was nearly 12" and was running out of room. Unfortunately, I had to trade him to a local fish fanatic that had a 400g tank to house him. Fair trade though, I got a purple tang and a hippo tang for him.

As said by others, do your research first. LFS will sell u anything to get a buck. Best of luck to you
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:53 AM   #18
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LOL, we are just sharing how we got burned as well.

I think the LFS's get us all at least once. lol

I hope that means I'm not a jerk. :-(
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #19
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Anyways.. Everyone simma down, sad news to inform everyone.. The fish that started this tussy is missing.. Has been for 2 days .. No remnence of it anywhere
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Aww...did you check around the tank? maybe he got it into his head to jump out...or the filter maybe? I found a shrimp once still alive in my overflow so anything is possible.
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