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Old 09-27-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Now the regals gone...

Ok so today we returned our regal tang to the lfs we bought it from due to recommendations of swimming space for it to thrive,

Any suggestions of something more suitable for a 68gal FOWLR

Current stock
2 tank bred clowns
1 baby Koran angel
1 threadfin butterfly
2 cleaner shrimp
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3 blue hermits
4 turbo snails

On order is a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse

I was thinking maybe some sort of dwarf angel
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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Any dwarf angel would work great in your tank,,
i hate to say it though,,,that koran and butterfly will have to go too
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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I agree with the Koran will when it gets bigger but not the threadfin as I've read up from many different sources stating that there is plenty of room for it to thrive in a 4ft 68gal tank.

Has anyone had a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse before?

Any suggestions on what type of dwarf angel could be quite cool?!
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OK ,your fish ,your tank...IMO ,i think its too big a fish to be in there
Why keep the angel though...Thing is ,,he will never develop his adult colors in such a small tank..too stressful ,,doesn't seem fair..

I'm not gaining anything by telling you this,,just trying to be helpful
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Stressful? The Koran floats around as if he is grazing on cannabis off the live rock, it's the most mellow fish in my tank!

If you want to take the moral high ground of 'fair' then no fish keeping is fair as you can never replicate the ocean, plus depriving the species the chance of mating. I have seen a fish store keep a fully grown Koran in virtually a box for over 2 months selling for £70 with no stress related illness at all, my Koran is tiny and it only cost me £25 when it gets bigger I stand to make a tidy profit and will have had the pleasure of keeping such a beautiful fish
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Why is it that tank size is always the issue. Many people on here know the fish they are keeping will need to be upgraded or traded, the issue at hand would be best resolved if people focused on the real issue or reason for the post. This being the tang, that would have been too big for the tank has been taken out, so why not applaud this man for taking him back instead of slating him for keeping fish. I'm sure both threadfin and angel are happier there for now and a while to come, than cramped in a small tank in a LFS.

Sad news you had to take him back Brighty, but well done for being able to part with him, he was a beautiful fish. Hopefully he will go to a tank appropriate for his needs ey.
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In regards to stocking I'm no sw man, but I'm sure others on here will help with some other fish that will go.
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Thank you for sharing my trail of thought nomad.

Just wanted some ideas not to ruffle feathers!!
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You had the fish how long ?
I currently keep a koran(going on 3 years ...he was the size of yours when i got him) Easily 6-7 inches now...Good luck with yours changing
Why suggest more fish for a tank that already has fish that are too big for it now
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OMG the Koran is an inch and the threadfin is not going to grow anymore then that and I've done my research on the threadfin and it is fine in that size aquarium.

Again you keep going on about size of aquarium, if that is the case judging by your picture you have a triggerfish, I've swam with them in the Maldives face to face with these and they get to the size of a car tyre, so your telling me that your aquarium can house a fish that large, you yourself must be depriving the fish a 'fair' chance to grow, yours is just on a different scale.

Seriously there seems to be a heir-achy on this site that seems to have people knock people down who ask genuine questions
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