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Amber - 2012-09-30
I'm with you. I love sharks they are my passion but ..... In 2000 I was diving off of Catalina and there in the distant I saw a shadow I thought nothing of it. But I was wrong. It was a great white. A few minutes later a diver came up with a net holding a Newley born tiger shark I thought moms gonna be pissed. Great whites typically are not in this water at this time so..... On to my story a few minutes late I came up and met with the diver... We talked I went back in. And not but 15 minutes in I was met by a great white that inspected me made contact a few times but was kind being the shark lover I am...... I reached out a hand and it was softly caressed by this king of the ocean he swam of but my life has never been the same. I saw those black eyes and all I saw was beauty and curiosity my story could go on much longer and there was a lot. More to it but forever my life has been changed

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Veronica - 2012-03-23
I think my Domino Damsel just had a heart attack! One of my other fish just died so I was going in with the net to get it out when I noticed my Domino started freaking out and moving its fins rapidly then it sunk to the bottom and laid there. It turned really pale like a silver color. After about 30 sec it started swimming again and slowly turned back to black. He is wimming like nothing happened now....

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-24
    Check ammonia level.
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Dan - 2004-07-21
We have just purchased two junvenille triggers (one clown & one picasso) we were just wondering if it is possible to keep these two in the same tank, they have been travelling fine so far (they stay out of each others way). We also have in the tank a Blue Ribbon Eel, a Lion Fish, a Bird Nose Wrasse.

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  • russell emerson - 2012-02-11
    The blue ribbon will be dead meat right away, and the lion fish will get the same treatment in the near future. The bird wrasse will do all right, but I would suggest a grouper or a sailfin tang. Trigerfish are my favorite. I have kept almost all of the species and I can promise you this. As bad as the clown trigger is going to be when it grows up, the Huma can and will be just as bad. Think about it like this, it's like putting a lion and a tiger in the same cage, and then think about what you would put in with them.
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Liz - 2006-06-18
Very dominating of smaller fish in the tank and will attack invertebrates, it took a good chunk out of my starfish. It is a shame though as it is a beautiful fish to watch.

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Kermit - 2006-07-16
Thank you for being available for the clear and concise information.

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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-29
I was thinking about purchasing and setting up a 20 gallon saltwater or small reef tank. Could anybody give me a rough etimate how much everything would cost? thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-30
    Really depends on what region you live in and filters and tools you pick. Prices vary greatly.
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Ashley - 2010-11-08
The one I got about 3 months ago quickly became my favorite! Coco (afrectionaltely named) is very beautiful, sweet tempered and hasn't touched my corals yet, but to put it lightly, she's not the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah tree lol she decided yesterday to bug my fiddler crab in a tight crevice and wedged herself stuck. When I freed her, she proceeded to do it again! Very pretty and cute fish with a fun personality, but not very bright. Will quickly become a favorite!

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Ashley - 2010-06-25
My 6 line wrasse Marley is absolutely beautiful, stunning, and quite a character at that! He lives in a 55 gallon tank with my blue damsel Dolce and raccoon butterfly Neytiri. The the funny (and kinda quirky) thing he does is that he's a bristleworn shredder. I watched him wait for 10 minutes for a medium sized worm (about 5") slowly come out of the rock, and when he saw it came out enough, he grabbed the worm and violently pulled it out of the rock. He then proceeded to pick and nip the worm for 5 minutes until it was dead and in a million pieces! I felt really bad for the worm, but at least I won't have a bristleworm problem ever again!

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Merrick - 2008-09-24
Beautiful and reef friendly. My tank just matured and I introduced my Tang with some Banner fish, gobies and common clowns. It has been three weeks now and no issue has arose. Very busy fish, needs lots of space as it loves to dart about.

I do agree that you need quite a bit of live rock as it doesn`t stop nibbling.
I have a huge aquarium (3,2m x 0,65m x 0,85{1500lts}) and it has managed to clean my glass in two days.

I would recommend this species definitely for first time reefers.

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eric - 2005-06-14
I have had a Flame angel for 4 months now. He took 2 weeks to eat frozen foods, but started grazing straight away (140g reef tank). Doesn't touch corals, so far, but keeps chasing my small flame back angel. Would not mix him with any other pigmy angel.


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