Animal Stories - Marine - Saltwater Fish

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angel - 2010-02-17
What do u feed them?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-02-17
    All kinds of meaty foods including crustaceans, molluscs, and fish.
  • Anonymous - 2013-07-25
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Nicholas - 2010-01-13
I purchased a Bicolored Angle about 2 weeks ago, the Angel looks great and swims around and looks happy too! But he does not eat!
I tried flake food, fresh brine shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, freeze dried shrimp, roman lettuce etc... Is this normal?
What can I do?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-07-27
    Sometimes this can be tough. Continue with the variety until the Angel catches on....
  • cody - 2013-07-06
    I read that you can direct some sunlight to your tank and start some algae blooming and they will eat that to get them started. My tank already had some in hard to reach areas and when I introduced mine that was the first thing he went for then later started at other things as he settled in.
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Dave - 2011-12-30
I have a saltwater aquarium measuring 14ft x 7ft x 7ft. I calculate that it is 4,741 gallons. I want it to be a shark tank (right now it only has a few small reef fish to break it in) and I a planning on adding 1 blacktip reef shark, 1 whitetip reef shark, and 3 whitespotted bamboo sharks (these are definite). I can't decide if i want to add epaulette or port jackson sharks. Anyway, could a Zebra or nurse shark also live in this system? And what shark combinations do you guys think would work? thanks.

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  • Paul Poeschl - 2013-06-14
    The black tip and white tip need a much bigger system, I would recommend a figurem8 shaped pond/tank of at least 10000 gallons
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JB - 2013-06-05
What fish can live with my clown triggerfish in a 300 gallon tank or is it best to have the tank all by himself?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-05
    These fish get big and are predatory so look at smaller companions as possible food. But they are also known to be very aggressive and desire to own their tank as they mature, so there's no guarantee that any other fish will work. Still fish of similar size and dispostiton may work, especially if they are all introduced as youngsters and grow up together.

    Some types of fish you could try would be larger aggressive angels like a Passer or Maculosus Angelfish, possibly a Sohol Tang (they too can get really aggressive) or another aggressive trigger, fast swimming and aggressive wrasses might work, and maybe an eel from the moray group.  It is usually suggested that fish be introduced in order of aggressivenes, introduce the more passive fish first and most aggressive last, making sure each is comfortable before adding the next fish.
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briteny17 - 2008-02-29
This i so awesome, it helped me with my project!

Apurva - 2005-11-29
One of my favourites! And one property you cant forget about him is he is very very intelligent. He even identifies the owner and will eat out of his hand. Try kissing him through the glass and he will kiss you back! Very good fish to have!

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paul janjatovic - 2005-12-03
easy to keep fish once eating. i have raised a pair from very small to adulthood. they are now nearly 8 inches long and have laid eggs a few times. i have yet to try to raise the eggs. glass shrimp are ideal to feed to them. live sand is a must .....p

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  • Linda - 2011-01-30
    I have a blue cheek pair who have been doing well the male looks great [quite fat] but the female has disappeared for 6 days now. Could she be hiding? Presumably it's best not to try to look for her and disturb the rocks. Has this happened with yours? They are approx 10 cm long. Thanks! Linda.
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Suen Ze - 2006-01-01
I Love Dragon Fish. For me, this fish has a special character, besides as a rock mover, this fish knows time very well. I have 2. They only appear at 6 in the morning until 5 at evening. So it's useless for me to find them at night. I love this fish, they move the rocks and the sand keeps clean, by moving them

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isaiah hammond - 2010-05-02
This fish is in my opinion the most beautiful and vital fish there is.

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Tim Phipps - 2003-10-14
Concerning catalina gobies gender. I believe they have the ability to change sex. Over the years I have bought numerous pairs without knowing their sex and always had them spawn. There is a term for it but at this time it eludes me.


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