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Old 04/17/2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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need help with a fishy decision

i am wondering what is a good sized and colorfull fish that i can keep in my 150 its a 48 x 24 currently i have a blue tang and a pair of false clowns i had a lt. tang and then i just had to have a powder blue the all s@@t happened the ich came and won all i have left is the blue tang so i am kinda scared of the tang thing i know that i had the two worse ich contracting fish that probably exist but in my opinion tangs are the best looking fish besides an angel but i like my corals so any ideas

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Old 04/17/2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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after you get you ich under control, and depending on your inhabitants , a harlequin tusk could be a spectacular fish in a 150


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Old 04/18/2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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DONT THEY EAT THE SNAILS


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Old 04/18/2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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They do, I said depending on inhabitants. A well fed tusk would probably not be huge snail problem, but I am sure small mobile inverts would always be at risk.


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Old 04/18/2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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My Genicanthus angel is a showstopper



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Old 04/18/2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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Like you said Tangs look so good along with Angels. Go with an Angel, A Blue Face, Koran, or Impereator. Any of those would make a beautiful Centerpiece fish.


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Old 04/18/2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Nice picture and nice fish SDguy. Genicanthus are generally reef safe and make nice looking fish.


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Old 04/18/2007, 02:25 PM   #8
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Blueface, korans, and Emps all get HUGE, BTW. Can also be scrappy. Not a fan of such a combo


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Old 04/18/2007, 03:19 PM   #9
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I second the tusk, go Austrailian, you won't regret it!

As far as the snails go, just keep him well fed and you will have no concerns.


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Old 04/19/2007, 09:42 AM   #10
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DONT ANGELS EAT CORALS


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Old 04/19/2007, 10:16 AM   #11
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DONT ANGELS EAT CORALS
Depends on the angles. Genicanthus species angels are planktivores, so don't touch corals.


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Old 04/19/2007, 10:17 AM   #12
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Some angels do some don't. Depends on the individual fish. Are you looking for a large fish? If not I would probably get a laboutei or lineatus fairy wrasses. Some spectacular looking fish. I also like the Genicanthus SD showed. There is some awesome angels some of which will be more reef safe than others.


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Old 04/19/2007, 07:38 PM   #13
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yes i want a larger more vivid fish


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Old 04/19/2007, 07:53 PM   #14
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i would say a well fed harlequin tusk, a bluethroat trigger pair, keep the tang and get a pair of zebra angels


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Old 04/20/2007, 12:11 PM   #15
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the blue throat wont bother the corals


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Old 04/20/2007, 12:20 PM   #16
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Fairy Wrasses are really colorful and are completely reef safe, but you have to worry about them jumping out of your tank if its uncovered.


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Old 04/21/2007, 11:06 AM   #17
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i have an open top


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Old 04/21/2007, 11:19 AM   #18
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the bluethroats wont bother corals at all, mine dont touch anything in my tank they arent intended too, they are very active too and i love them


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Old 04/21/2007, 11:22 PM   #19
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I give a vote for mystery wrasse. Very tough fish and gorgeous too. Price is steep but well worth it.


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