Animal Stories - Marine - Saltwater Fish

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N - 2005-09-04
actually, it's humuhumu, not humahuma, and the full name is humuhumunukunukuapau'a. It is a Hawaiian fish and it refers specifically to the rectangular triggerfish (formerly the state fish of HI!). this comes to you from a Hawaiian. ~N

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ben - 2006-07-18
please do not keep this fish and a tank less than 6ft it will soon get white spot and will quickly perish. I KNOW!!

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  • Steve - 2011-01-14
    Ben, I know that these tangs are hard to keep, But you should check your care and tank systems. I have a Powder Blue tang that has been in a 30 gal. tank with clownfish and a Potters Angel for at least 2 years. If you don't have inverts and it only a fish tank try adding some copper, I use coppersafe and haven't seen a white spot since I got him two years ago. I know that my tank is small for a tang but this fish is beautiful and fat. I need to set up my 150 and give it some more room, but so far so good. Try the copper and good luck. It works, just keep in mind you can't keep inverts with copper. Steve
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Danny - 2006-01-18
Don't just pick the first one you see. They range from banana yellow to almost yellow. You definitely want to choose the darkest yellow. They grow up to look confusingly close to the lemon angel from afar. I love the colors they add. They are mostly passive and work well in small groups. They swim around a lot too.

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Lachlan - 2008-10-24
I purchased a six-line wrasse (medium size), and added it to my 130L tank which also had a mated pair of coral banded shrimp. The shrimp seemed a little uneasy with its presence, and would often fend it off. I was hoping it would pass, but later that night as I was watching one of the shrimp began to moult. The wrasse took advantage of the situation and ripped off one of its claws. I currently have the wrasse in isolation and will probably return it to the aquarium store tomorrow. Which is a shame as it is a beautiful fish to watch.

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  • Scott - 2010-03-14
    I recently added a six line wrasse to a tank that also has a coral banded shrimp, yellow goby, and 3 peppermint shrimp. The tank now only has one peppermint shrimp. Not sure if it is the wrasse or the coral banded having a feast on the peppermint shrimp - but be cautious.
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Kieffer - 2007-09-16
Do not buy this fish unless you wanna see action ... Like FISH GONE WILD kind of action! This fish has a Mike Tyson/Muhammad Ali complex and will kill anyone in his way. They become especially rabbid after a hearty meal, I guess they're mad at the other fish for eating too! They killed two of my fish, I learned the hard way, dont make the same mistake.

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lakeyn - 2012-09-17
I believe it mostly boils down to the specific fish & tank size. My Toby Puffer has been in a 110gal with my dwarf lionfish & blue damsel for a few years. NONE of the fish nip or have any other issues with one another. The smaller the tank, the more territorial fish are going to be, period. The order they are put into the tank can make a difference too. My damsel should be eaten by my lion, but because he was there first she yields to him & his territory. I love these little puffers, they are full of personality, but be careful - mine likes to jump out of the tank any chance he gets.

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Frederick Boyce - 2012-09-15
Can someone please identify the other moray in the photograph - the reddish one with the ocellated pattern?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    Moray Eels are very difficult to id... but my best guess is that they are all Gymnothorax kidako, or Chain Link Morays.

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Rusty - 2008-12-10
we got a shark egg about a month ago. It finally hatched. He mainly hangs out under the rocks during the day but I noticed he does not like the emerald crab crawling through his space. He looks really cool walking on his fins. We named him SKULL SAC!

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  • jerome - 2010-07-06
    Hey man where you get you bamboo shark can you help me find or get one and how much are they?
  • trent101 - 2010-08-08
    How can I got a bamboo shark?
  • Mr. Apple - 2012-09-05
    Hi, contact me I can help get you Bamboo Sharks. You can respond to the email attached or to
  • harry friedman - 2012-09-13
    Looking for a zebra horned shark or a hassel'ts shark. can you help me find one. I have an appaulette, marbled cat, banded cat and shovel nose all doing great..
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mike - 2012-09-05
Does any one now why my bicolour angel has lost all of its colour from the rear and only has the blue stipe through the eye left.  I've had this fish a year now the colour dissapeard 4 months ago, it seems healthy and happy and feeds well.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-05
    They will change a bit as they age.  Water quality changes and stress can also cause a change in color.
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Lucy - 2012-08-31
I think rays are sooooo beautiful! I would love to own one, but i'm not old enough (according to my mum!). It's great to see people enjoying the 'ray experience', just as long as no wild ones are captured for captivity! :)


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