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

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  • 10+

    Votes: 14 3.1%

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I actually had to get rid of dussomieri which got to over a foot and sohal which became too nasty
1. What's your most favorite "BIG FISH" in the

Dussomieri tang and Harlequin Tusk

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


All my tangs are 5” or larger and I have 20 of them plus 12” engineer goby and a few others

Dussomieri:
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Sohal:

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Current tangs:

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How big is your marine betta? They're so beautiful :)
 

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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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What type of Tang is this? Love the look and colors.
 

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Here is Fatboy! My Bumblebee grouper! Eats me out of house and home!! Lol
The juvenile colouring of this species is beautiful, Hope you have the tank size for him when he grows haha.
 

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Here are few others! Scribbled angel, Dussemeri , Asfur, broomtail wrasse. Golden Moray
 

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Here are just a couple of my big boys. Dussumieri and Sohal tang each about 12" for reference.

Just like everyone thinks their dog is the cutest dog ever, I think my Dussumieri (Deuce) is the best looking I've ever seen (or really close). He's my fav.

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Big fish-wise I have (not all in the same tank) with current approximate size estimates:

Dussumieri Tang 12"
Sohal tang 12"
Gem tang 5"
Black hybrid scopas tang 7"
Chevron tang 7"
Blue Line Angelfish 5"
Regal Angelfish 4"
Bellus Angelfish male 7" (well over 8" with his streamers)
Magnificent Rabbitfish (Pair) 8" each
Foxface Lo 8"
Blue lined rabbitfish 7"
Gold lined rabbittfish 10"
Purple Tang 7"
Blue Hippo tang 6"
Clown Tang 11"
Achilles Tang 7"
Scopas Koi Tang 6"
Hybrid Powder Blue Tang 5"


And most amazing of all is they all get along great. Despite what the tang police etc may say, you can have multiple tangs if you plan it out correctly, pick the right ones to go together, and add in the correct order.

These guys range from between 2.5-4 years with me.
Awesome tangs!!! Sohal is still a good citizen? I have had a couple but once they reached 8 inches they killed any fish they felt like! Thanks Tom
 

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My marble cat shark probably my favorite then in no particular order. Purple tang, thin line dog face puffer, sunset wrasse, red volitan lion, porcupine puffer, panther grouper, miniatus grouper, imperator angel, passar Angel, Queen Angel, French Angel, clown grouper, marine beta. Yep gonna have to get bigger tanks at some point.
 

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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
would love to see some pics if you ever get any, that sounds awesome!
 
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Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

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