Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by Ike, Nov 29, 2009.
Wld one baby twin spot be able to live in an established 5 gal full of pods
There's more to microfauna than just pods. In the case of twin spot gobies they will eat sand dwelling microfauna, which includes pods, but also much more live creatures as well.
Not for long...
Want add some of these Anthias anybody got any experience with them. Thing of add about 6.
They make great snacks for my blue throat trigger....
Flavoguttatus anthias aren't that bad. Peaceful tankmates, high flow in the top 1/3 of the tank, and frequent, small feedings of small frozen foods.
Just brought a punctato butterflyfish and a long-nose butterflyfish, so both have a bit of ick but I'm not so worried about that, what worries me is the the punctato isn't an aggressive eater as all the other fish in my tank, i do ly know how to get a good feeding response does anyone have any ideas???
Live blackworms or clams on the half shell.
@eatbreakfast I feel like the rest of the aggressive fish will devour it
Then utilizing a tank divider or a qt tank to get the new fish conditioned will be required.
Was Fairy gobies mentioned? IMO tryssogobius Colinis (blue eye darts from I think Okinawa Japan) are one of the most difficult fish to keep in captivity long term.
Most die from transportation alone. 1” Max and probably better with multiples. Similar to Firefish, will usually pick off of one another. Picky eaters, difficult to train, and requires several feedings per day.
I would add under diamond gobys - a tank cover is a must! Mine jumped out of my QT tank today, a small gap less than 10mm, the rest is covered
Good read and always exceptions to the rules .As always proceed with caution with all fish additions .
Cool fish though
If only enough of them would come in so we could learn about then
"Multi-Barred Angelfish (Centropyge multifasciatus): They don't adapt to aquarium life well, rarely eat, and are very secretive, though not fatal, they also seem particularly prone to Lymphocystis"
Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus): A problem feeder, specimens from the Philippines and Indonesia rarely make it long in captivity, Red Sea Specimens tend to be hardier and more willing to accept prepared foods partially due to collection and holding techniques, the more recent trend to keep this fish in reef aquariums helps with survivability.
Not in my experience, I am not suggesting they are easy but if you get one that has been taken care of when collected, held well before shipping and is a youngish specimen then you have a very good chance of succeeding with them as I have.
Cleaner Wrasses (Labroides spp.): Specialized parasite feeders that rarely live long in captivity, leave them in the ocean where they can do their job.
Again as with the above, I have had one for 6 months doing very well.
The lists are interesting - thanks for putting some of it together. That said - It perhaps would have been easier to list the 3 or 4 fish that are ok to keep. If you combine all of the avoid and only for advanced aquarists, there are very few fish left. As a guideline, I think this is great - but I think it is the 'worst case scenario'.
"The list" is intended for newer people who are conscientious but basically have little knowledge of what they are getting into.
If you are new and the LFS employee tells you "That blue tang will be happy in you 55 gallon tank." how else are you supposed to know otherwise?
I'm glad you are having success with your fish.
Most newer hobbyists wouldn't likely be as successful.
Either due to a tank that is too small, not offering a wide enough variety of foods, or maybe not even realizing you can't just dump in flakes and pellets from the very beginning, like you did with the tetras.
Awesome videos. Would enjoy seeing more.
I didn't say I was having success with my fish - not sure where you got that. I complimented the OP for putting the list together. But - with even 'clownfish' on the list - like I said - it would have been easier to post the 3 or 4 fish that are suitable for beginners.
Part of the problem is where people buy their fish. Most people go for the lowest price - which often means the lowest quality. Perhaps more new hobbyists do this as compared to others. I definitely think that the guidelines as to space, etc are important.
It has always escaped me why 'tangs' are separated out as needing huge tanks - but other large fish are not. I know they tend to swim long distances in the wild - but none of our tanks mimic the range that many of the fish we keep swim. BTW - im not saying a tang should be kept in a 40 gallon tank - but - if one were to carry it to extreme - even a 300 gallon tank is too small for a tang...
That list is pretty outdated. There are quite a few that don't belong on it any longer.
New challenging addition to the seahorse tank
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