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Forum: Reef Fishes 01/11/2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ssavader
I have had one for about 6 months. I am not sure...

I have had one for about 6 months. I am not sure but he may have eaten my two Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp. I am not convinced though because the Caribbean cleaner Shrimp and Coral Banded Shrimp are fine....
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/11/2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,794
Posted By ssavader
I have one and he is a model citizen. He has...

I have one and he is a model citizen. He has never eaten any inverts, but then again the cleaner shrimp in the tank are pretty large. He cruises constantly, eats both algae and krill, mysis, etc, and...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/11/2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By ssavader
Sure success with a reef safe angel is to go with...

Sure success with a reef safe angel is to go with one of the Genicanthus species. I have a female Bellus and she is active, beautiful, non-aggressive, and never approaches any of the corals, hard or...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/06/2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By ssavader
Turbinaria question

My Turbinaria fell and injured some of the underlying soft tissues, consequently about 3 rows of polyps died. Now, algae is growing where the polyps were located. Is it possible to get polyps to...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By ssavader
Brown Barred Goby losing weight

My reef is about 6 mo old, 125 gallon, refugium that has been stocked 2x with amhipods/copepods. My Bullet Goby is constantly sifting and eats well at meal times, but is losing weight. This is how he...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By ssavader
Search the Reef Central article site- there is a...

Search the Reef Central article site- there is a great article that covers all of the Genicathus species. I read this article before canceling my "pair" and settling on a single beautiful Bellus...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By ssavader
My Twin-Spot is a beautiful 2.5-3" specimen,...

My Twin-Spot is a beautiful 2.5-3" specimen, constantly cruising the reef, not overly shy, and not abusive It is one of my favorites.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/23/2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By ssavader
Agree with Adtravels. Turn pumps off, use large...

Agree with Adtravels. Turn pumps off, use large bore tubing to minimize pressure and flow velocity in tube, and siphon him right back into the tank!
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/23/2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By ssavader
Genicanthus angels

If you are looking at the Wantanbe's, look at the female Bellus angel. Same Genus, but much prettier IMHO.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/21/2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By ssavader
I agree. If the supporting ligaments have not...

I agree. If the supporting ligaments have not been damaged too badly, your fish MAY recover. It is impossible to know how much internal bleeding occurred, and if it is still bleeding or has stopped....
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/21/2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By ssavader
Melanurus

These wrasses surely will eat copepods, but mine also eats EVERYTHING else- krill, marine cubes, algae cubes, fresh fish, and algae sheets. Feed your Melanurus well and he will certainely leave...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/17/2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By ssavader
Vivid Aquarium- great fish, great service, honest...

Vivid Aquarium- great fish, great service, honest help, courteous!
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 12/13/2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By ssavader
It took 18 months for my tank-raised Perculas to...

It took 18 months for my tank-raised Perculas to find the BTA in a 25 gallon nano!
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 12/09/2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ssavader
S. haddoni experience

Can anyone with experience with these anemonies give me some idea as to how much fish loss you have experienced due to poor judgement on their fishes part (or is it our bad judgement on our part to...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/06/2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By ssavader
reef3r, in ding some reading on these very cool...

reef3r, in ding some reading on these very cool puffers, they are not suppose to be reef safe- they will nip at corals and will not hesitate to eat mobile inverts.
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 12/05/2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By ssavader
Agree with OrionN- try some silver sides...

Agree with OrionN- try some silver sides (thawed), large mysis, or pieces of marine fish/shrimp/scallops purchased from the grocery store. I get a piece of white marine fish, a large shrimp, and a...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/05/2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By ssavader
I can tell you what is in my 25 gallon nano that...

I can tell you what is in my 25 gallon nano that might give you a start: 2 Percula clowns, 1 Black Cap Basslet, 1 Pajama Cardinal, and 1 Six-line Wrasse. This has been a VERY stable group for almost...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/05/2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By ssavader
The Blue Spotted Leopard Wrasse is constant...

The Blue Spotted Leopard Wrasse is constant hunter for pods, thus it needs a well-established tank, i.e., 9-12 months + refugium (will help greatly). If you add this fish early, it will most likely...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/05/2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By ssavader
Lift up the rocks- he has most likely created a...

Lift up the rocks- he has most likely created a burrow to help gain some sense of comfort.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/05/2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By ssavader
Are we talking about the same thing- egg crate...

Are we talking about the same thing- egg crate and light diffusers? The light diffuser that I have has vertical slats spaced 1/2" apart. It seems highly unikely that a small fish could jump and lift...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/05/2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By ssavader
If this behavior is anything like that seen in...

If this behavior is anything like that seen in (fresh water) Cichlids, lip locking is a form of agression. Keep a very close eye on the soft tissues around the mouth and for frayed scales. If you see...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/03/2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ssavader
I agree with Falconut. Look at the male Wantanabe...

I agree with Falconut. Look at the male Wantanabe or Female Bellus angels. They are relatively small, attractive, and should have no interest in corals. If you've got to have a Flame or Coral Beauty,...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/01/2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By ssavader
With all do respect SH, I lost a beautiful Twin...

With all do respect SH, I lost a beautiful Twin spot Hogfish (Yellow Candy Hogfish) when he jumped out of the tank while I was cleaning it and had the lid off. I can say after loosing this Twin Spot,...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/01/2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,429
Posted By ssavader
Lineatus Wrasse- $240.00

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Forum: Reef Fishes 11/30/2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By ssavader
Reef Wrasses

You have a big tank and these choices might not be what you are looking for, but they are reef safe: Any of the Fairy wrasses, Twin-spot Hogfish, Tailspot Wrasse (H. Melanuras), Ornate Wrasse....
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