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Old 04-17-2016, 09:29 PM   #501
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Oh how I wish my tank was ready for fish and the budget was not so tight right now.

I went to pick up two zoa colonies today that I won on eBay (that's a whole other story) and this guy with an incredibly nice 12g reef tells me there is a bird farm/fish store nearby and that they have good stuff. I'm thinking "sure, the old bird farm/fish store is gonna have great stuff" (read with sarcasm, because that's how it was in my head. Anyways, it is only a few minutes away, so I figure why not? I almost pass it, as it is almost literally a hole in the wall store. I park, walk in to squawking birds in the background, but my jaw drops as I look at the fish selection and prices. They had a big healthy looking Achilles Tang for $150...a misbar Red Sea Regal Angel for $90 (!)...a decent sized Emperor Angel for $120...I could go on and on. I probably would have grabbed at least the Regal.

I did get a juvie Annularis Angel for $40 (I've never seen a juvie of these). I'm hoping it gets along with my Purple Tang in QT...



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Old 04-17-2016, 09:45 PM   #502
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Double posted...for reference, the Regal was easily 5-6".
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Wow, what a great place to stumble upon so you will know about it for next time you have "extra" money!
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:22 AM   #504
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They had a few big triggers (blue jaw, sargassum, black) and a huge adult Naso Tang and Queen Angel...some guy offered the owner $200 cash for a med Purple Tang and a decent sized Chevron Tang (both listed at $140) and he went for it. The common stuff like smallish yellow Tangs were only $20...med PBTs were $39...they had several flasher wrasses but no prices listed. They had several corals and frags but I was too mesmerized by the fish. 😀It was really a strange setup, as it is a fairly small place, very narrow, but some really cool stuff. I asked about how often the Red Sea Regals came in and the guy said they can usually get them.


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Old 04-27-2016, 02:57 PM   #505
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One month from today and the fallow period is over. This waiting thing is no fun.

The new juvenile Annularis Angel seems to be doing good in QT with the Tusk and Purple Tang. The Tusk was hanging out near the surface for a few days, which had me worried, but it seems back to normal now.


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That angel is nice looking! I've missed this thread completely. I'm guessing you are trying to get rid of ich or velvet? Best of luck! Those are some nice fish you have there.
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I added a Passer Angel that nuked my tank with what looked like Brook and Ich. I'm down to just the Purple Tang now. Found the Tusk dead yesterday in QT and had not seen the juvie Annularis for a few days. That was dead too. I'm not a happy camper with all of the loss. Went from being a couple fish short of being stocked with my dream fish to basically nothing.


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Dang, I'm at a loss for words. So so sorry man.
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Oh man, so sorry to hear about the loss.
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That's horrible. So sorry for your loss


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