Poll: Was there a single fish or coral that brought you into the hobby?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Jrain904, May 14, 2018.

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  1. Yes - I saw a particular fish and was hooked - (Describe in thread)

    68 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. Yes - I saw a particular coral and was hooked - (Describe in thread)

    19 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. No - Nothing particular - just always wanted a tank

    230 vote(s)
    65.0%
  4. Other

    37 vote(s)
    10.5%
  1. Jrain904

    Jrain904 Member

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    For me it was a panther grouper. I was in high school and at the time had a 75 gallon freshwater aquarium with local bluegill and other random fish. When visiting a LFS I happened to see a panther grouper and subsequently made the switch to SW.
     
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  2. chris85

    chris85 Active Member

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    Yellow tang when I was about 6.
     
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    Female bipartus leopard wrasse and euphyllia were the two biggest ones for me.
     
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  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    The first fish I saw that got me wanting to upgrade to saltwater was a coral beauty angelfish. The purple and orange were stunning.
     
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    A midas and bluespot. They are still my favorite
     
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    tiggs Active Member

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    Powder Blue Tang for sure. The Australian variety with the more intense blue, specifically. I've only had one in my lifetime, but it was a 7" show quality specimen that I hated to part with when moving outta state.
     
  7. Bob Weigant

    Bob Weigant Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just wrasses in general. Love em
     
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  8. mochaclownlover

    mochaclownlover Well-Known Member

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    I'm not very unique, the occelaris clownfish, from the second I saw one(I was about 7) I wanted one.
     
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    Salty.Reefer Well-Known Member

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    I went to a pet store to get a chameleon for my birthday when I was 13. I saw a frag tank and fell in love with acans and zoas. before that I never knew the private sales of corals was even a thing!
    After that I sold all my lizards and went full saltwater.
     
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    Adult Blueface Angel
     
  11. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman Man of Many Caves R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Mandarin Dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus)

    EDIT: I should note this was in 1989.
     
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  12. Tonysi

    Tonysi Member

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    Queen angel did it for me
     
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  13. Mark Gray

    Mark Gray Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My first fish was a Ocelles clown
     
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  14. OceanMariee

    OceanMariee New Member

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    I kept freshwater tanks as a teenager (still do), and I went to the local pet store to look around, and I saw a beautiful Mandarin dragonet. I was like, I'm gonna have one of those someday. It's still my holy grail fish. Maybe when my tank is more stable.
     
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    squampton Active Member

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    snowflake eel.
     
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  16. RichReef

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    Lionfish.
     
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    Rispa Valuable Member

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    Seahorses. My mom has always loved them and 10 years ago my sisters, cousins, and I all went out and got some off of Craigslist. I was better prepared than some, but not as prepared as I wish I was All in all it turned out okay. Oldest one lived to 7 or 8. I'm also glad I did it when I did instead of waiting. Her vision has gotten so bad she would not be able to see them now unless I got something like H. abdomalis.
     
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    Royal Gramma and Flame Angel.
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Clownfish
     
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    Victoria M Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Clownfish with anenome, and a mandarin. I just had to have them!
     
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