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scallies - 2011-06-07
My rock beauty is 5 years old, about 5 inches long awesome fish. It is in my marine pond,yes pond with about 15 other angel species incl lemon pielle which have very similar behavior.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-07
    Sounds beautiful - enjoy.
  • Editor's Note - 2011-10-08
    Marine pond... sounds interesting to me. How big is your pond (height, and square feet)?
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Dhritiman Datta - 2008-03-08
This is a BEAUTIFUL angel. It is not at all aggressive towards its tank mates, but can be tricky to feed. I am keeping 1 in a 100 litre tank for about 3 months now... still it has not touched any food. It feeds on the slime algae and the hair algae in my tank, also it eats my macro algae. It never disturbs my fire fish, clowns etc. But it should be kept in mind while keeping... Live rocks with lots of algae is a must and so is ample hangups, caves, and shady portions.

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chris - 2009-11-10
I had a king angelfish for 27 years and I can say they are the most colorful fish I had every seen.

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  • quella - 2011-08-15
    I really really want some
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Lewis - 2011-07-26
I added a cream angel to my 30 gallon aquarium with a coral beauty, then a few days later it got ick!
I treated it but then it died :(
I want to add another one but don't want to get ick again can anyone help me???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-26
    Look up ick and you will see the life cycle of the disease is about 4 weeks. Caught in time - there shouldn't be a problem. So the ick is present before there are visible signs. You can treat for ich as soon as you bring the fish home or as soon as any visible sign. Then there is the quetion --- did the fish already have ich when you brought it home? You have experience now so you know what needs to be done. Go for it and good luck.
  • Lewis - 2011-07-28
    Thanks I looked at a few websites and some said to use garlic. Is that the garlic we put in food or is it something else???
    If it is the garlic we eat do you put it in their food because I have a glass where I take water from the tank and defrost the food in there?
  • Lewis - 2011-08-01
    So what type of garlic is it??
  • Clarice Brough - 2011-08-01
    I'm not sure that garlic is your solution. Fish don't use garlic in nature, though there are some fish people that really like it, and suggest that it has medicinal value. But I'd rather look at the problem directly.

    With saltwater fish, especially more delicate fish like the Angels, it's a really good idea to quarantine before adding them to your main tank. One fish with ich can wipe out your whole tank. So to really control what's happening, use a quarantine tank for at least 2 weeks. That will give you're new fish a chance to de-stress and acclimate.

    If it has ich, you can read all about this disease above on this page. Also how to treat it. It's a lot easier to treat one fish in a smaller environment that it is to treat your whole tank too. And a lot safer.

    Ich is an easy parasite to control, if you catch it right away. Usually caused by stress, or poor water conditions. In your case, I would guess stress as it was just recently shipped. Good luck!
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Lewis - 2011-07-26
Hi, I would like to keep one of these in a 30 gallon aqaurium with 6 chromis,1 Clarks clownfish,2 fire fish,2cleaner shrimp,1 diamond goby,1 scooter blenny.
Can anyone give me any help???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-26
    AHHH sure, I will try and help. Good news is you have a very interesting collection. Bad news --- the tank is too small. If you refer to some of the articles in Animal World (just take the one on the Blenny) he is recommended he have a 30 gallon tank all by himself. He needs room. Then lets take the 6 chromis - rule of thumb is 1 usable gallon of water for each inch the fish is going to be as an adult. 6 chromis run about 2.5 to 3 inches so there is another 18 gallons. The clown he is going to be about 5 - 6 inches so another 5 - 6 gallons. You have to subtract gallons for gravel and plants and decorations also. So here is the great news --- you can justify a really big tank. Have fun and enjoy.
  • Lewis - 2011-07-29
    So can I get a lemon peel?????
    :)
  • Lewis - 2011-07-29
    Go onto YouTube and look at some of my videos my name on YouTube is Fishyboy1998
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frazer - 2011-06-05
I have had my cream angel for about 4 years now...it is in my 400 gallon reef...never had any trouble with it really (it picked at my clam a little when I first put it in but gave up in the end and nibbled the tail of my harlequin sweetlips when it was a baby). I was just watching them this morning and it dashed across the tank. I thought something had scared it, but then it went over the rocks and released a clutch of eggs into the water, shocked I watched it swim away with more eggs coming out. Unfortunately the BOY fish was now a girl fish and I only have one of them so all it gave me was some free fish food that the tank mates loved. Can anyone out there give me some help on the reproductive cycle of apolemichthys xanthurus and or the sexual dimorphism so I can pair this fish up as I am lead to beleive that reproducing in captivity has not been acheived? thanks Frazer

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-06
    You are right, they have not been bred in captivity. I sure don't know nor can I find anywhere that tells me the difference between the boys and the girls. This is possibly a dumb question but can you buy two more and just hope that one is a boy watching behavior?
  • frazer - 2011-07-07
    Hello there
    I have found out that there is no sexual dimorphism between the sexes as they are hermaphroditic to the point where they choose their sex..I have bought another one today that is a little smaller than the original fish. I had to try to find a suitable partner as most of them were too small and would take to long to reach maturity plus it might end up in a fight with the other so needed it to be able to at least hold its own until I can remove it from the tank. Will keep you updated on the pairing. Fingers crossed they like each other and I don't have to catch it because to be honest that would take ages without destroying the rockwork.
  • frazer - 2011-07-11
    Well Well Well...At first when I put the angel in, the original one swam over and acted really odd..like I have not seen it do before, was all flirty and girly. Then after a little bit it went seriosly mental and started to chase the other around the tank nipping its coudal and dorsal fins. It actually actively hunted the other fish. I was worried. Then the little one decided to hide and it was seriously good at hiding. I couldn't find it and neither could the fish. Eventually I found it and decided to take it out for a little bit, put it in my sump and feed it. It wasn't bothered at all and ate quite a bit. After a bit I put it back just to watch it being chased around again. It hid then the original one stopped looking as hard for it and it started to come out. Over the next few days it started to come out a bit more and today it is swimming with the other fish and trying its hardest to be friends with the original cream angel which is tollerating it quite a lot now and letting it swim with it. There is hope for these little fish yet. I can imagine that they will pair up soon. Fingers crossed for the future of these pretty fish.
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tom - 2008-12-07
I have 3 angelfishes ( lemonpeel , flame and coral beauty ) im my 35 gallon reef tank for the past 6 months and so far everything seems to be ok. They show some aggression towards each, other especially during the feeding time. My tank is pretty crowded (12 fishes including yellow tang, 2 blue tangs, a pair of clown fishes, cleaner wrasse, royal gramma and 2 dartfishes, plus several corals). So I have to be careful when feeding. I change 10% water every 5-6 days which I prepare in a separate tank. I love dwarf angels so I couldn`t resist and keep only one. So far so good.

tom

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  • cal - 2010-04-05
    I've had a lemon peel in my 39g tank for almost 4 weeks .I tried mysis shrimp ,omega one super veggie,cylopeeze,omega one flakes,and enriched brine shrimp. I don't see it eat or graze on live rock. It swims around once in a while and likes the cleaner shrimp. The coral beauty doesn't bother her at all actually the lemon peel is more dominant. Any hints for that behavior? Am I gonna loose it? Its tummy doesn't look full.
  • nick - 2010-07-18
    I have a lemonpeel a potters and a goldflake in a 40 gal and all is well.
  • Tom G - 2010-08-12
    12 fish in a 35 gallon tank including 3 tangs?
  • Tang Police - 2010-09-01
    First of all, what are you doing with 2 blue tangs and a yellow tang inside a tiny 35 gallon aquarium, secondly you should upgrade your tank to a size around 150 gallons or bigger to comfortably accommodate the tangs and the other 12 fish you have.
  • mindy - 2011-06-21
    I don't mean to judge or hate or whatever but I do think I should tell you that I have learned that while the fish seem small now they will grow! The tangs will be like 7 inches long! I'm sure your tank is beautiful and you like your fish, but consider getting a much larger tank or returning some fishy friends because they will die prematurely or suffer from a lack of space. Good luck!
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scallies - 2011-06-07
I put a gold, flame, coral beauty and potters together in a 1200 lt coral tank. That is a beautiful site, they have been together for about 9 months with a gimatum, yellow tang, gobies and 2 mandarins

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-07
    Very creative and interesting. Must be gorgeous.
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macie - 2009-05-07
I wish I could help but I can't, I'm ownly 9 years old. I pray they get food.

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  • terror - 2011-04-26
    Can do something to help?
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sandra - 2010-10-12
They are right it is a pretty fish.

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