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Old 01/10/2008, 01:03 AM
lesleybird lesleybird is offline
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Where can I get a healthy Regal?

Hi, Does anyone know where on line one can purchase a healthy Red Sea Regal angelfish? Where have you gotten ones that were healthy and eating over a longer period of time? Maybe if I could get one from the same supplier of ones where they were healthy then they may have been caught properly and handled correctly which I have read is critical for these fragile fish. I live in Houston and don't know any fish stores here that get them in. Thanks, Lesley
Old 01/10/2008, 05:50 PM
Rick55555 Rick55555 is offline
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I've found obtaining a healthy regal sight unseen to be difficult. If you decide to purchase one online, I highly suggest getting a larger Regal. Online vendors and LFS often sell tiny tangs, (e.g. 3/4 of an inch) and in my experience they rarely live. I've always had better luck with the larger ones.

I've found to provide healthy fish. They also give you the option of purchasing a larger specimen.

Old 01/11/2008, 11:15 AM
thor32766 thor32766 is offline
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a great place to look for one is in the divers den on liveaquaria.
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:39 PM
gregorfd gregorfd is offline
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I purchased a very healthy regal from LiveAquaria. It also had a 14 day alive guarantee.

The regal arrived overly stressed, one of the bags had popped, and water level was low. I was a little worried, but now 3 months later he eats like a pig--anything that goes into the tank he is first to the plate! Hope this helps.

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