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

    Votes: 225 50.0%
  • 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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None in my reef (I do have a 6 inch Hippo Tang and a 5 inch Purple Tang though) but quite a few in my FOWLR. I have 6 large Marine Angels, a big Harlequin Tusk, a nice sized Sargassum Trigger, etc.

Big fish need love too.
 

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Naso, purple, hippo and Niger Trigger. CBB in another tank. I read they can get up to 8 inches. 20220818_192531.jpg
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Hippo tang from 2007 till 2021 grew huge
Achilles tang since about 3 years
Chocolate tang since around 4 years
2yellow tags since around 8 years
Purple tang since 10 years
Mustard tang since 3 years
Zebra tang since few months
Genicanthus semifasciatus since 6 years
All in 400 G tang

In frag tanks have couple sailing tangs for algae control and a magnificent foxface
 

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I have a Foxface, 2 Orange Shoulder tangs, a Gem tang, Purple Tang, Mustard Tang, 2 Yellow Tangs, and a hippo tang in my 230g. The Hippo, Yellow Tangs, and Orange Shoulders are all relatively small. There are more fish in the tank but they are all little.
 

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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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is that a Dussumieri Tang in the pic? How old is that one, it's striking....
 

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Only one for me, and she's just visiting temporarily. Right now she's not much bigger than a US quarter, and is just hanging out eating as much as she can while she gets big enough to hold her own in her forever home.
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How long will she be in your care?
 

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How long will she be in your care?
Best guess is less than a month, Jake's just asked me to fatten her up a tiny bit until we feel confident she won't get too bullied. Then she'll spend some time in a 4 foot tank before moving into his 7 foot tank. We've just found to have better luck with some fish doing it this way instead of throwing babies in with his established fish
 
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Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

  • I only buy captive bred fish.

    Votes: 66 13.6%
  • It matters, but I will buy either captive-bred or wild-caught.

    Votes: 354 73.0%
  • I think wild-caught fish are the better option.

    Votes: 11 2.3%
  • I don’t care where the fish were bred.

    Votes: 54 11.1%
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