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Old 01-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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So, What was your first SW fish ??

Hello everyone , I am in the process of setting up my first SW tank , and I am curious, When all was said and done :

What was the first Salt Water fish you ever bought?

My answer to be supplied in 3-4 weeks

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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2 Clown Fish were my first and still have them to this day. Nice and Healthy.

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I still have my first fish. He`s almost 11 yrs old in a few months. He`s a trooper. It`s my tomato clown.



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Either a Centropyge bispinosa, Coral beauty or Abudefduf saxatilis, Sergeant major damsel. I can't remember which was first, but I don't recommend Sergeant majors to unwary aquarists (aggressive)
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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Clown trigger was my first, tough as nails and great entertainment for all. Had him for 6 years,last November got another my six year old son sure likes to tease him across the glass, the trigger just wants to get Andys fingers just for a sec.LOL
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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my first was my fav fish in the store, a baby striped damsel fish, i hear some people only use them to cycle the tank but i like my little buddy, he was just a bit larger then my thumb nail when i got him, and right after words i had leg surgery so him and i got allot of time to get to know one another, he spent everyday and all day bent in half shoving himself in the back corner of my tank behind the heater. i could only lure him out for a few seconds to eat flake food off of the water surface.

after a few weeks he started to swim out when i placed the heater in new spots but eventually went back to heater hiding, now he's gotten really big, 9 or so months now, he stays out all over the tank now, but sometimes when i first see him he will hide in the rock work and peek out, there is a rock i have where i made a flat tunnel, he used to be able to swim through it but he's so big now that now he has to turn on his side to swim through it.

another first addition i had was an emerald crab, i dont know what happend to it, but my second emerald crab is still around, if you ever get an emerald get a big one about quarter size, they have a better chance and just feed it sea weed.

on thing i have noticed is fish do have personalities, and if you watch their behavior you will see how they use their brain and character more then just basic life.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #9
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My first SW fish was a Maroon Yellow striped clown...still have him.
He's a cool fish. one of my favorites. Also...I believe I got a firefish at the same time. He's since gone on to that big fish tank in the sky...
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #10
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Interesting how many people started with clowns! I'm relatively new to SW and bought an established tank in September that came with three clowns and a chromis. I no longer have any of them (long story) and my first fish since learning the value of quarantining all new additions(!!) is a canary wrasse aka yellow coris. I have to say that this is my favorite fish in the whole world. He's intensely bright yellow, and every night around 9 pm he dives under the sand and sleeps until around 8 am. Yes, that's 11 hours - I'm totally jealous! The first time I saw it I thought I'd imagined it, but now it's every night like clockwork. He has a ton of personality, highly recommended! Good luck with your selection.

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