BIG FISH WEEK: What your most favorite "big fish" in the hobby?

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How many "BIG FISH" do you have in your aquarium? (fish that are or can get over 8"+)

  • Nada

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  • 1

    Votes: 63 14.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 49 10.9%
  • 3

    Votes: 33 7.3%
  • 4

    Votes: 23 5.1%
  • 5

    Votes: 15 3.3%
  • 6

    Votes: 14 3.1%
  • 7

    Votes: 8 1.8%
  • 8

    Votes: 6 1.3%
  • 9

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 10+

    Votes: 14 3.1%

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LilsReefTank

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Happy Monday and happy BIG FISH week! This week we'll focus our topics around those fish that are big, beautiful and poop a lot. :) What are we calling big fish? Well I guess it's any fish that might grow up to 8-12"+ or so maybe? That's up for interpretation. When I personally think of "big fish" I think of surgeons (tangs), large angelfish, rabbitfish etc. So let's kick it off today with some basic questions!

1. What's your most favorite "BIG FISH" in the hobby?

2. How many "BIG FISH" do you currently house in your reef aquarium? Which ones?


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Powder blue tangs!!!

Currently have one and the tank is hers hah
 

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I have 4 fish that get over 8” but three are engineer gobies and shouldn’t be considered big fish. My purple tang may get over 8” and I also have a few fish that can get to right at 8” (one spot foxface and CBB).

There are a lot of fish that I’d like to have but can’t because of size, like a orange shoulder or naso tang.
 

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Foxface about 4-5"
Yellow Tang 3 inch
Blue tang 2-3 in
I will only put in tangs that get 8-10". Preferably 8". I love kole and tomini tangs. And anthias. Would prefer a lot of smaller fish over a few large. Have 6 staghorn damsels that are in the 3" range that I need to get rid of first! Can't trap them!
 

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If I answer I will get arrested by the tang police.
Not necessarily....I mean, I just posted a picture of a hippo tang in a 25 gal nano tank..... so if anyone's getting the tang police today it is probably me
 

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I have 4 fish that get over 8” but three are engineer gobies and shouldn’t be considered big fish. My purple tang may get over 8” and I also have a few fish that can get to right at 8” (one spot foxface and CBB).

There are a lot of fish that I’d like to have but can’t because of size, like a orange shoulder or naso tang.
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I was in Chicago last week and visited the Shedd. I’d say engineer gobies can be considered big based on these monsters.
 

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I was in Chicago last week and visited the Shedd. I’d say engineer gobies can be considered big based on these monsters.
My three are roughly a foot long but probably only as big around as a finger or a litter bigger. Still nothing compared to mass of an equally long “traditional” shaped fish.
 

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My three are roughly a foot long but probably only as big around as a finger or a litter bigger. Still nothing compared to mass of an equally long “traditional” shaped fish.
True
My 30” banded eel probably weighs less than my 5” mag fox
 

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Imperator......mine was about 12 inches when I shut down my tank and donated all my fish to the Oklahoma Aquarium. BTW...if you have never been to it, the Oklahoma Aquarium is very, very good.
 
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Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

  • I only buy captive bred fish.

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  • It matters, but I will buy either captive-bred or wild-caught.

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  • I think wild-caught fish are the better option.

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