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      Fish of the Month

      This is a new forum for members to learn about fish they may be interested in, members to share their experiences with these fish/discuss the species and best practices to keep them healthy.
      Post your experience, and your pictures please!
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      I saw this Clown Fish & it was love at first sight
      so i brought it home and have to feed candy daily to get her all fat and ready for my bday
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      I know it's not the same as the picture, but one of the first fish I got when I started out was a pair of Clarkii Clowns. The salesman told me that they were hardy and could handle a newer tank. Now my tank was a little over 2 months old at the time...he was wrong. Sure, my Green Chromis were doing well, but they are the hardiest fish of them all. Two weeks after getting the pair of Clarkii Clowns they died, pretty much back to back within a day of eachother. I'm only posting this for the beginners to know that, yes they are a hardy fish, but no they are not o.k. to go in to a very young tank. At 6 months I got a pair of Oscillaris Clowns, and they are still doing wonderfully today.

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      Are we not doing this any more!

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      Quote Originally Posted by sun&ocean View Post
      are we not doing this any more!
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      Quote Originally Posted by sushi View Post
      lets start it
      I think you should be in charge of this. I think its a better perspective. Find a fish, ask questions. make ball jokes.

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      +1 for me too
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      i think you should be in charge of this. I think its a better perspective. Find a fish, ask questions. Make ball jokes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by crabbysd View Post
      I think you should be in charge of this. I think its a better perspective. Find a fish, ask questions. make ball jokes.
      A ball rolls into a bar and the bartender says "why the round face?"

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      Mandarin Dragonets. If they aren’t eating something every thirty seconds or less, they’re starving. Also, invest in a pipet and nutramar ova IF you can find it. If not, you can train them to take frozen brine shrimp if you use the pipet to slightly move them along the bottom. Always shut off your pumps when you do this. Dragonets don’t want to be fed. They want to hunt!

      PS. I have mine in 87 x tank turnover with no problems. Maybe it’ll eat redbugs if I ever forget to dip and qt an acro frag.


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      Fish of the Month

      Nice write up. Mandarins are my favorite! A mated pair is amazing to watch; every evening you’re treated to a courtship dance... it’s the “blue angels” of fish; easily the coolest aquarium experience of my life. It’s important to note that 2 males should not be kept in the same system regardless how big- they will fight to the death. Sexing them is easy (sort of)... males will have a streamer at the top of their dorsel fin that females do not... I say sort of easy because males will bite the streamer off other males and (to my knowledge) it doesn’t grow back. Another way to sex a male is to put a mirror next to the tank and see if it “flexes”- tho not full proof. They have been bred in captivity (Biota) but havent been for a while. Algae barn had them a couple years back but haven’t seen them since. Because of their copepod diet it is imperative to only put them in an established system.... also, if pairing, it does not always work out and you’ll need to be diligent and prepared to relocate if they don’t get along; if there is a lack of food, an established pair will turn on each other.
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