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Susan - 2004-07-08
in the course of 2 weeks, the sergeant major has devoured 8 super crocea clams and stressed out 4 more. this species is hard to catch and loves to dine on unsuspecting anemones, snails, clams, and small fish. i was sold this fish by mistake.

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Josh - 2008-11-13
My Pink Spotted Shrimp Goby lets itself get clean by my Cleaner shrimp, they are best buddies.

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  • Rick Irwin - 2016-02-16
    My Pink-Spot gets it's mouth cleaned a couple times a day (that I see) by my Cleaner Shrimp.
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Chad - 2015-02-08
I purchased a 5 inch emperor angelfish a year ago to place in my 375 gallon FOWLR tank. I have plenty of hiding places and monitor my system closely. The only issue I have is high nitrate around 50. This fish has had cloudy eyes and parasites since day one. I have 4 other angel fish (all smaller) in the tank and there are some minor fighting, usually it's the emperor causing it. What is my issue? Can it be too many angels? Too high of Nitrate? All my other angels look great including a majestic, blue face and annularis. I have had those for over a year.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-14
    You have a great saltwater tank, wow 375 gallons... for that you rock! However the Emperor Angel is very territorial, and especially intolerant of most other angelfish. Even though the gallonage is great, my guess is that this fish is constantly feeling like it has to defend territory, with that being the problem rather than the nitrates. Nitrates are generally more of a problem for corals than for fish, so probably not the issue. It's recommended to keep just one angelfish (or one pair) rather than mixing them. There are exceptions where two types can go together, like with some of the dwarf angelfish of the Centropyge genus. But the large angels are just so very territorial!
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Jim - 2016-01-26
I am soon to be hunting 3 and four stripe damsels to rid my tank of them. They just ate the tail and fins subsequently killing a new maroon clown within two days of introducing the clown to the 115 gal tank. I read up on them and they are reasonably pleasant when young but when they get older they can be terribly aggressive. I will never allow one in my tank again.

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Animal-World info on True Percula Clownfish
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Rito - 2016-01-22
Hey so im starting my new sealtwater tank and im gonna set up an 8 gallon cube aquarium for my black true percula clown and im planning to have a pair a male female pair so im just wandering if its ok to add a red firefish in that sized tank. I know that its kinda small and im planning to add a long tentacled plate coral and a brown xenia coral. So im asking some answers and get some advice thnx.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-01-24
    That small of a tank will barely accommodate a single Percula, and only if you are very dilligent about the water quality. You'll need a larger tank for a pair (20 gallons minimum). If you want to keep these animals successfully, I strongly suggest you check out each of the specimens you want to keep and understand their requirements.
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Rob P - 2016-01-22
Closing in on 20 years! ! ! I have had my powder blue tang since july 21 1996. About 5 inches when i got it, almost 7 now. He is in a 3 foot, 65 gallon tank. Lives with a large cinnamon clown, lemon peel angel, eibli angel, six line wrasse, algae blenny, and 2 blue damsels. I always have 1-2 cleaner shrimps in the tank. There are also 5 types of coral doing very well in the tank. The tang grazes regularly on the algae on the live rock in the tank. I also feed it frozen brine shrimp & omega one flake food. My tank has a very strong water movement which i consider very important. It is also over filtered including 2 protein skimmers, rated for 150 & 250 gallons. My tang has had a few outbreaks of ick over the years, but usually i blame myself for not keeping up with water changes. I try to stick to a schedule of 33% every 25 days. Good luck to all those who want to keep a powder blue tang, i just want to say keeping mine has never been a chore, nothing but pure enjoyment. Jan 22/2016

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Danny - 2006-01-18
I just bought 3 of these last week. Found that they work well with other damsels but not with their own kind so well. I had to seperate all 3 because they locked mouths fighting but ignored other breeds so far. Too soon to tell. Not as hardy as most damsels. But definitely very pretty. I would recomend just one per 25 gallons.

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Anonymous - 2015-12-31
I have a saltwater tank with one leopard shark and two bamboo sharks. Is there any coral that could live with the sharks?

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Patty Doxey - 2015-07-27
Beautiful Blonde Naso Tang (male) he is roughly 11 to 12 inches long. Has really rich coloration, orange spine with a really spike Rich orange unicorn. Needs a tank of 200 gals or larger. Healthy Eats about anything, doesn't bother my corals and is a peaceful Tank mate. Selling $200.00 in buyer can't pick up the fish Buyer will agree to pay for any shipping costs. Be sure to Insure because all sales are final.

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  • Moby Moore - 2015-12-23
    Do you still have your large Blonde Naso for sale?
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Megan - 2015-12-03
I have noticed some odd behavior in my bamboo sharks. #3 has had a lack of an appetite for several months but she is taking food but not at the rate she should. In fact she will occasionally take food and spit it out. On top of this I noticed her 'chasing' her tail this morning. She doesn't appear to be biting at it, I don't see any marks, it more looks like she is dragging it across her snout / hitting her snout with it. #5 Is typically an aggressive eater and this morning I would go as far as to say that she seemed weak while eating. She would come up for food and if i didn't get the feeding stick to her soon enough she would drop down to the bottom and rest on her side almost as if she was recuperating from expelling that amount of energy. Any ideas or tips please let me know! Thanks.

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