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Peter Cook - 2012-05-02
I had spotted box fish. He was going fine for about 2 weeks then I found him caught in the power head. Turned the pump off he was ok was eating a bit of damage on his back then he died 3 days later

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-02
    Sorry to hear that. The stress from an injury can cause death.
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Marinna - 2012-05-01
weeeeeell im doing a project on the ribbon eel for my 5th grade class i need lots and lots of help so if u can please send me information on the ribbon eel. my e mail adress is poppi236@aol.com THANK U FOR THE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-01
    Will work best if you actually ask the questions that you are looking to get answered.
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AndrewPeacock - 2010-05-25
Is it a good beginning fish?

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  • raeann - 2010-07-10
    Yes.
  • kkee - 2010-11-29
    Nnnnnnooooo!!!
  • Pete - 2011-06-18
    Yes, in a well matured tank you shouldn't have too many problems.
  • Mike - 2012-03-09
    In my opinion it is a good beginner fish. Just feed them the right stuff. I feed my two New Life Spectrum pellets and Omega marine flake everyday. I occassionally supplement with chopped scallop, chopped shrimp (remember to include the skin when chopping up the shrimp), mysis shrimp and dried seaweed. Both of mine even survived an ich outbreak in my tank. I also occassionally add liquid vitamins to the flake food before adding it to the tank. They also get along with other fish very easily. I have a fish only tank with about 12 different species in it.
  • James - 2012-04-28
    NNNOOOOO!!!!!!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-28
    Tangs are very sensitive to water conditions and can be picky eaters. They are not good for beginners unless you are extremely dedicated to your tank.
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george whiting - 2011-01-11
How much for a bamboo shark? :)

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  • jose - 2011-05-09
    I paid $90.00 for mine. I don't know if it is ok. Just to let you know.
  • Klaus Sorensen - 2012-04-25
    I paid $50 for my egg and I'm buying an already hatched one for another $50
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Robin - 2012-04-23
Hi guys, I've a small doubt regarding red volitan lionfish as I've taught this small guy which is almost 4 inches. I just wanted to know whether my red volitan is poisonous, as I have got stung by my volitan. Pls help me with this and what treatment I can take if it's poisonous.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    They do have poison but each person reacts much differently. Soak the area in hot water, this will break down the poison. It may be wise to go to the hospital to make fure a spine did not break off and get lodged. I have taken many stings in a tank and in the ocean and have never had much more then pain and swelling.
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Tanya Severson - 2012-04-21
I have a pacific sailfin tang. It kept hitting itself into its tank wall. It was in a 55 gallon tank with a tiger queen anthias a triblal blenny a cleaner wrasse a royal gramma a yashia gobye a coral beauty angel a sunrise dotty a pistol shrimp and a cleaner shirmp and a black cucumber.
Why does the sailfin tang slam itself into the tank wall?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-21
    Tangs get stressed very easy. Anything new in the tank or environment that could be stressing him. Maybe turn the lights out and let it relax. check your water levels as well.
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Andrew - 2012-04-21
Probably one of the hardiest anemone fish I ever had. Will tolerate high nutrient water; but that does not mean it is happy living in filth. Somewhat aggressive fish. If you are planning to add new fishes to your tank, be prepared for it to get chased. Otherwise, try to put this fish last on your list. SOME Cinnamon clown loves to dig, so people with DSB, be prepared!

Great fish for a beginner and does not require anemone to survive.

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Andrew - 2012-04-21
One of my favorite fish in the marine world. Beautiful and venomous! This fish needs a large tank no smaller than 65 gal. Once acclimated and feeding, this fish will get bold and hardy. Try to introduce it to eat Freshwater Ghost shrimp and slowly move on to chopped market prawn, fish meat etc. Long term feeding of freshwater feeders is not good for any saltwater fish due to its nutrition. Moderately peaceful fish but will swallow any fish that could fit into their mouth.

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Andrew - 2012-04-20
A beautiful fish with lots of personality. Got mine three months ago and it's now the king of the tank. If you are getting one of this, please be aware that it likes to nip and chase away your new or current fishes. Will not disturb corals but will move small rocks/pebbles; so a very stable rock work is necessary. Try not to keep any type of inverts with any triggers.

Overall, a hardy fish for beginners and a beautiful addition to a FO or FOWLR aquarium.

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Sean - 2006-01-28
I have had a naso tang for 2-3 mounths in a six foot tank. It's doing excellent and this tang has become very well tamed and I can put my hand in a stroke it. The colors are beautiful. Also kept with xl ocean tang, maroon clown, 3 yellow tail damsels, male square anthius, elbi angel, snowflake moray and a zebra moray. All the fish get on perfectly well. Does tend to fade in color at night. Kept at temperatures of 75-78 degrees. All levels of tests are fine except nitrate, which is bit high. Sump has live rock and biorbs. The naso tends to like fast flowing water in the tank. I got that through a tunze streamline 6080 which does a brilliant job.

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