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Old 01/09/2008, 11:15 AM   #51
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I was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium 2 day before Xmas and the Great White Shark was there. Hes only a baby. They said hes only 10 months old and about 3.5-4ft long. They also said he'll only be in there for another month or two.


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Old 01/09/2008, 11:39 AM   #52
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I took this pic of an angelfish with flash because I could not catch it ( swimming too fast)

what kind is it , think it was the most beautiful fish out of the whole aquarium they only have two of them. ( not in same display)



here it is without flash





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Old 01/09/2008, 12:11 PM   #53
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Holacanthus Clarionensis

Clarion Angel, fantastic fish... I saw quite a few of them in Mexico one trip. You also see Passer angels quite a bit there...

Uncommon in the hobby, Mexican gov't occasionally gives (gave) permits to collect.

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Old 01/09/2008, 12:33 PM   #54
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Re: Holacanthus Clarionensis

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Clarion Angel, fantastic fish... I saw quite a few of them in Mexico one trip. You also see Passer angels quite a bit there...

Uncommon in the hobby, Mexican gov't occasionally gives (gave) permits to collect.

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I figured they where uncommon or rare because I have never seen this fish before ( an the fact that I only seen two at the aquarium lol), they are so PRETTY. Thanks for the info




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Old 01/09/2008, 12:36 PM   #55
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This is probably the same angle, when I took the picture, it was in the SPS frag tank above the large tank.




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Old 01/09/2008, 12:36 PM   #56
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When they're young <5"... they're bright red/orange with neon blue stripes like a Passer angel. A TRULY stunning fish. Last time I saw them around town the wholesalers were asking $400.


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Old 01/09/2008, 12:40 PM   #57
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This is probably the same angle, when I took the picture, it was in the SPS frag tank above the large tank.

Yeah thats the same angel OMG look at it the colors are amazing
the two I saw where not in the sps tank they moved one to a tank with these goby type fish no coral in the tank at all lol must have been nippying at the sps.

The other one was I believe in the huge tank with sharks or the anthias tank can't remember.


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Old 01/09/2008, 01:00 PM   #58
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wahoo. got tickets at a discount throught freind that work for county. i will be going in the next few weeks.
Are the tours worth it?
i cant wait should be fun. i will be like a tourist at disneyland.(camera in hand and going wild)


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Old 01/09/2008, 01:03 PM   #59
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Are the tours worth it?
Depends, if you like looking at equipment, and the tops of tanks............... they YES! I've been on the behind the scene tours with MASLAC and countless late night member nights and still enjoy it. You have to ask to see the SPS tank as it's in a separate room.


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Old 01/09/2008, 01:40 PM   #60
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Definitely ask to see the SPS tank. I spent a good 10 minutes in awe.


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Old 01/09/2008, 02:24 PM   #61
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The clarions are sweet! I think they were in with the garden eels when I was there in one of the concave wraparound tanks.


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Old 01/09/2008, 02:37 PM   #62
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Give me a heads up on when you're going and perhaps we can go together.

Perhaps we should arrange a small group for a behind the scenes tour? Smaller=better because the questions would be fewer.

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wahoo. got tickets at a discount throught freind that work for county. i will be going in the next few weeks.
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i cant wait should be fun. i will be like a tourist at disneyland.(camera in hand and going wild)



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Old 01/09/2008, 03:06 PM   #63
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Sweet, didn't know MBAQ had another great white. Road trip time. The last time I went was a couple years ago. Clarion is one nice fish.


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Old 01/09/2008, 05:00 PM   #64
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http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/whiteshark/

Glad to know I haven't TOTALLY lost it...

Except it says it's only about 4 feet. Looks like I've lost my sense of distance/size. No wonder I don't fly R/C anymore...



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Sweet, didn't know MBAQ had another great white. Road trip time. The last time I went was a couple years ago. Clarion is one nice fish.



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Old 01/10/2008, 08:44 AM   #65
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I'm sorry to hear many of you didn't like the Long Beach Aquarium.
Shark Lagoon has a cryptocaryon problem right now, that is why all the fish are M.I.A. They should be back in a month or two.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:54 AM   #66
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bruce.. i will be going durring the week, but if the club does something let me know i am sure i can go twices we are talking fish, corals and aquariums. =).

any good places to eat near buy afterwords?

kerry, great pictures and thread. nice to see something refreshing in our forum.


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:02 AM   #67
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Famous Dave's has excellent barbeque. It is right across the street.


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:44 AM   #68
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[B]bruce.. i will be going durring the week, but if the club does something let me know i am sure i can go twices we are talking fish, corals and aquariums. =).
Last year we were supposed to go there for a behind the scenes as one of my kids teachers is a docent there; that never materialized so I'll be hitting them up on my own. Fortunately, Konadog was kind enough to forward me some contact info so I won't be walking in blind. We may make it our March "event"; we'll see. I suspect it will be a fairly large crowd, and that might make it difficult. Wanting the quarterly events to be family friendly means kids, and having a meaningful/productive behind the scenes while making sure little Johnny isn't feeding MNM's to the fishies can make it rough...

I can also get your ticket at a 20% discount because I'm a member, so if you do go again, we can get a bit of a break that way.

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any good places to eat near buy afterwords?
*Shrug*

Bubba Gumps is always good; nice sized beers and decent food (mostly seafood, though: the non-seafood selection is kinda sucky). There's a PF Changs, I think, and a Chili's, Outback and (as was said earlier) Famous Daves (I was disappointed in it, frankly, but maybe it was just a bad day).

And yes, nice thread. It's a decent aquarium; I think we're lucky to have it. Too bad Sea World's having so many issues; that's a true bummer.

Also, the MBAQ has a good portion of the building under construction for a reef display; forgot what the finish date was, but that should be a nice exhibit, as well. I can spend 2 days there and not really get bored. My family, OTOH (on the other hand), is another story...


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:52 AM   #69
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Definitely ask to see the SPS tank. I spent a good 10 minutes in awe.
What he said... and the frags I got from that tank are doing *killer* in mine.


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:57 AM   #70
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I don't get it. You walk in and say "gimme some frags" and you get frags?

How would Joe Anybody get frags from that tank?

Which reminds me...

That's actually a good idea. To keep a particular specimen's "blood line" going, get some to qualified reefers with an understanding that the original is available to the aquarium (or OTHER aquariums!) if needed. There are programs like that with seeds; forgot what the term is for it. But there are places with seeds from all over the world that they keep and catalog, in an attempt to preserve them.

Hmm...

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What he said... and the frags I got from that tank are doing *killer* in mine.



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Old 01/10/2008, 11:04 AM   #71
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Here is the Anthias tank with the Clarion Angel & a Kreisel Jelly tank








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Old 01/10/2008, 11:07 AM   #72
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I don't get it. You walk in and say "gimme some frags" and you get frags?
You could just reach in and take one.... or find another way. Sometimes social engineering is your best ally.


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Old 01/10/2008, 11:14 AM   #73
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No offense, but where I come from, taking something without asking is stealing...

And asking seems perfectly reasonable. All they can say is no!



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I wasn't saying to steal anything, just saying that it was an option. I certainly have nothing stolen in my tank...


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