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Old 01/09/2008, 03:30 PM
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A. Chrysopterus

Where and how can I get a pair? What do they run? Never really heard of them...
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Old 01/09/2008, 03:49 PM
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They are such horrible shippers and "first two week" captive specimens, I would not even consider buying 1 from anyone or organization that could not prove they were captive for 2+ weeks.

They are quite common, but few make it into "retail" much less as a pair.

Seen them on LiveAquaria, Marine Depot Live, and most of the other mail order sites.

Beauties, but best not tackled unless one has a large dedicated clown tank, established QT, a hospital tank, fresh formalin on hand, and experience administering formalin dips.
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:28 PM
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So even after q/t and having been fully established in the aquarium, are they still very disease prone?

I am looking for something really unique. What would you recommend?
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:12 PM
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So even after q/t and having been fully established in the aquarium, are they still very disease prone?
IME, yes they don't seem to build up much of a tolerance for amyloo or brook.

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I am looking for something really unique. What would you recommend?
Who isn't?

Many of the "uniques" are not rare or uncommon, but disease prone. I would recommend selecting your target species, setting up a dedicated environment, being patient, and buying conditioned specimens available from experienced parties.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:12 PM
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I have just got a pair of juvies through a 2 month qt, (some debate to whether or not they may be akinydos) they spent 1 month at 1.oo8 and then a month coming back up to 1.026 (very cautious)
They are now in the display and the big one is defending the H. crispa and beating up the smaller one somewhat, they seem to be fine other wise.

I echo the points traveller said, I had a large adult pair on hold they died within a week of shipping. the juvies seem a little more adaptable.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:22 PM
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Can i see pics adtravels?
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