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Tom Roughan - 2013-01-08
I have a 180g tank with about 200 pounds of live rock, I currently have a blue tang about 4 inches long, a pacific sailfin tang about 2 inches long, and several other small fish. Will a yellow tang be ok with the other tangs?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-09
    With tangs it can go either way.  They are normally fine if others are different shaped.  Some will get very territorial with other fish.  Should be ok with the type that you have and it sounds you have a lot of areas they can call their own.
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warid - 2013-01-03
hi need some advice just got a juvernile 2.5' emperor angelfish in a 310litre (70 gal uk/80 us ga) tank with external canister filter & protien skimmer, how long can i keep him in the tank before i need to upgrade to 125 gal tank was thinking of upgrading in a year time, any thoughts please.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-04
    A year should be fine depending on what else you have in the tank.
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Adam - 2013-01-02
Hi there they are great I have one but just wanted to know he has broken one of his fins on top of his eyes will it grow back at all

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-04
    Yes they will normally grow back.
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Callan Checkley - 2012-12-31
I have a lionfish rabbitface, foxface,lawnmower, tusk and a clownfish in my tank just wondering if anyone knows if it would be alright to add a yellow tang in with them or not?If not what would be good?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    Tang should do fine as long as the tank is large enough to handle it.
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Anonymous - 2012-01-18
Is this eel the same as the snowflake moray eel? And by any chance is the snowflake moray eel and the freshwater snowflake moray eel the same eel?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-18
    Nope they look completely different. The Morey has stripes and the snow flake looks like it has more spots. Here is a bunch of pictures showing the snowfalke vs the morey
    Snowflake vs Morey and hope this helps.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-09
    These two eels are different species. :]
  • Anonymous - 2012-12-27
    No, they are a completely different species
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dana - 2007-05-21
I've had my puffer along with three other fish for a little over a year, and they are all doing great! I found something funny that was kinda weird is that my puffer loves having her picture taken. I was playing around with a digital camera one day and she started getting really excited in her tank so i walked over there and took a picture of her, and she loved it. She is the only fish that responds to this in the tank, and will follow me from one side to the other following the camera. I definitely recommend a puffer they are so friendly and sweet, a great addition to any tank. I have never had a problem with her and the other fish, I have a snowflake eel, a lyretail wrasse, and a maroon clown.

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  • jada - 2010-04-06
    Wow we saw one in myrtle beach @ original Benjamin's it was so weird we didn't know what it was. It had teeth and looked like a dog. So when we came home I looked on the computer and saw what you posted.

    Does your dog-faced puffer have teeth?
  • Megan - 2012-12-26
    puffers, being predatory animals, tend to watch what is going on around them. they are very smart fish. my jeff (yellow belly dog face puffer) gets all excited when he sees me going to the freezer for his food.
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Diane - 2009-10-29
My husband and I are new at the saltwater. After we got our tank set and waited till all was right w/the salt and such, we bought two of these lovely fish. However, after we put them in, we can't seem to find them anymore, we are confused as there are no other fish in the tank. Hope to see them soon.

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  • carly - 2010-09-19
    Um the last time I had one of these fish it jumped right out of the tank and we found it dried out on the floor =( but they could just be hiding too.
  • Bill - 2012-07-24
    If they are small and you have an over flow on your thank they might have fallen into the overflow so you might have to fish them out if they are still alive. If the tank is new and rocks were not set up sturdy enough a rock might have fallen on one of them. Both of these have happened to me. My experience with damsels is that they usually don't hide. Especially if they are the only fish in the tank! Most of them are fearless. Every time I have ever gotten more than one damsel, they have killed their conspecifics until there was only one left. But those are the blue devil damsels. If one is chasing the other it would be possible that one just jumps out of the tank too, so I would look around the tank also
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-25
    May have jump, got sucked into filter, check sump.  Maybe try sifting the sand a bit.
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Ryan - 2009-06-29
Damsels are good fish for the cycle process and are cute while they are young or juvenile. When they age, like people, they lose their vibrance and become a little more cranky. I house 2 of them now, a yellowtail and a velvet in a 55 gallon reef tank. I was going to trade or sell the damsels after the cycle process was completed but I noticed them eating algae off the rocks in between the zoas and the paly's that the turbo snails can't get at so I am thinking now that I may keep them around. Typically they hate anything new in their space but mine seem oddly docile...they don't attack other fish, even new tank mates. They do go after the snails and my hermit crabs but I can't tell if it is an aggressive lunge or if they are eating off the shells. It appears as though they are just picking stuff off the shells.
Conserve the reefs..propagate your corals.

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joe - 2006-05-01
This website is the best. I got so much info. Oh Yeah!!

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JIMBO - 2008-08-29
I happen to have a Queen Trigger fish in my 220 gallon system. She is now every- bit of 22 inches and just an awesome fish. Does have a temper once in a while, especially if I don't feed her every day, which I usually do. Once in a while I like to skip a day of feeding kinda let things equal out... filters, skimmers, etc. catch a break, LOL. In with her is a 6 inch Huma Huma Trigger, and a 5 inch Undulated from the Red Sea. Also a Yellow-tail Snapper 13 inches. I love all the fish... peace, keep on enjoying your fish and your aquariums. JIMBO...

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  • Steve - 2011-01-14
    Jimbo, sounds awesome, I have had triggers in the past, now I have angels and tangs, and some clowns. I had a Queen trigger back in the the seventies. It never got that large. You're doing something right, good luck. SJ.
  • holli - 2011-03-13
    Where did you get the yellow tail snapper from?
  • michael zerafa - 2011-11-24
    I had a Queen trigger fish in my 4ft tank, it was only about 10in long but i couldn't have anything else in the tank with it because it would kill it. It always went for the eyes first then the belly...
    I had to cover the wires to the pump and the heater with air tubing because it would bite the wires..
    I was also told that if you put your hand in the tank it will scare the fish away. When I tried that the fish without any hesitation attacked me. I've owned a lot of triggers after this one, but not one of them was anywhere near as aggressive as the Queen.. p.s I did use to feed it only live food..
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