Yellow Tang Substitute

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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Ergh, I hope they don't sell the clown soon. They're quite popular... I guess it would be best to get the clown first or do the anglers not care if a fish comes in before or after?
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    :Cheers:....uh ,yeah....that just may be what a eel on a hunger strike needs ,,,a slow moving 80 dollar menu item
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Nah,they could care less,,they are not territorial .....well,only to other anglers
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Is there anything I should do? I've heard live food is a bad idea because it teaches them that the other tank mates are food...
     
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    Live food for the eel?
    Mine never ate anything but frozen and ate at least three tank mates. I don't think they're that stupid. If it can fit and they can catch it, I think they'll eat it.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    So I should just let him find his appetite on his own?
     
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    Yep. he will come around. But dont be surprised if it takes him a month or more.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Well that will give me some time to get some more rocks and equipment (and money), and for someone to buy the clown... :grumble:
     
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    They might be able to hold it for you if you ask nicely
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    It would probably be better to ask them order one. Is $80 a good price for a full grown maroon clown?
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Just get the one they have now and set up your QT...
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    I like this one: Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Sargassum Fish :D

    You mean keep the clown in a plastic tub for a month?

    They have the maroon clowns on live aquaria for $40 plus probably $20 shipping. $80 seems like a bit much...
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Thats my angler .......they don't look like that for long,,mine went from this to this in 5 months.....

    Yes,set up the tub and QT in that..
     

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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Wow, cool looking fish. Is it necessary to quarantine all new fish? And what would I use to oxygenate the water? Would I need a lid. It seems a little strange the idea of leaving a fish in a tub for a month...
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Thanks,she's a really cool fish!
    Personally ,i QT every new fish .....just use an HOB ...like an aquaclear 20,or a penguin 150,,,do you have any laying around?...i use a small powerhead too,but don't think its necessary ....Why's it strange ,to me its a lot better than being crammed in a 12x12 inch cube at pet-co for a month (with other fish)...i don't use a lid...the only problem i see you having is not having any sort of media to put in your HOB..i always had some sort of floss or sponge in my sump/fuge to use....you could probably use LR,but hypo will kill it
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    I just found a 20 gallon tank down in the basement!!! :bounce: :bounce::bounce:
     
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    score!!
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    And my old HOB is working!!!:^:
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Sweet!!

    you could actually turn that into an angler tank for awhile
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    I won't be adding sand and I'll probably just be adding a rock or two. I don't think I'll permanently keep any fish in it...
     
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