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A damsel, 2 clowns, and the angel in 4g! I have mixed feelings about this. They do look healthy, but... I'm not here to judge, but that is a heck of a view for the footprint.
I agree. It can be done. But for how long? I wouldn’t personally do this.
 
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I went to a LFS @Katrina71 - check out all these sun corals! Going to be shipped to the US. (And probably marked up 10,000%) ;Facepalm Freshly harvested from local waters.

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Btw @ylreefer - besides that brain I bought, I got a 6 headed sun coral for $150HKD. Not bad.
 

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Are you in HK by any chance. Maybe you can share some local info on good retailers if your around [emoji16]
There are a few proffesional coral retailers in HK, but they are very expensive.
I personally don't buy from them, because my fishes will eat them alive, can't afford too expensive food.

But there is none good fish retailers in HK.
All of them operate like distributors.
Fish come in and sold as quick as possible in a few days.
All there system has ich and other deceases.
Always quarantine fish.
Or try to buy fish that are still in it's unopened shipping bag.
 
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There are a few proffesional coral retailers in HK, but they are very expensive.
I personally don't buy from them, because my fishes will eat them alive, can't afford too expensive food.

But there is none good fish retailers in HK.
All of them operate like distributors.
Fish come in and sold as quick as possible in a few days.
All there system has ich and other deceases.
Always quarantine fish.
Or try to buy fish that are still in it's unopened shipping bag.
Quite true. They keep them with the intent of getting rid of them as fast as they can until the next shipment comes in. They treat coral this way as well.
 
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That’s a nice filefish. Beautiful fish all around. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I have the filefish a few months now.
He is fat and healthy, he eats almost everything I put in the tank.
Hope I can keep him long-term successfully.
 

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I have the filefish a few months now.
He is fat and healthy, he eats almost everything I put in the tank.
Hope I can keep him long-term successfully.
Welcome to the Hong Kong Reef club buddy [emoji847]. Your absolutely correct about the LFS practices here in HK. Almost every system has ick or some other deasese.

I recently took a walk around fish Street and I ended up in a shop on the 2nd floor of a building, found a little shop there and watched how they work for about 20 min. I'll have to find out the name of this shop because I was blown away by how much care they showed when handling fish.

A customer bought a few fish and I watched as he carefully collected that fish in a net, let the net rest on the tank rim and put the bag under the water to collect the fish. No crazy tipping of the fish from a jug into the bag or anything. Very gentle, the fish never left the water for a second.

Comming from the aquarium industry in the UK I can say I'd be happy to shop there again. To add to that each tank was independent of each other and had its own skimmer. So any deasese would be very contained. Only 2 coral tanks unfortunately but some nice pieces.

On another note, I remember your keeping mainly fish now as your butterfly and angel made sure of that. I have a pearlscale butterfly and a pinstripe butterfly in QT at the moment, my tank is a reef and I've decided not to take the chance lol. So if you would like to give then a nice home your welcome to have them. Both about 3" in size. Currently eating frozen and seaweed. Haven't treated them as no signs of any infection. Just observation. If you would like to take them PM me and we can arrange. Here s couple of pics of them.
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I'm intetested.
My only concern is they are a bit too big for my powderblue to leave them alone.
Anything bigger than 2 inches he try to kill them.
Since your fishes are eating, I'm very tempted and wanna take the chance.
Keep them in the acclamation box first before release the fish.
Are you sure they are 3 inches, they looks smaller to me.
The smaller the better for my situation.
 

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I'm intetested.
My only concern is they are a bit too big for my powderblue to leave them alone.
Anything bigger than 2 inches he try to kill them.
Since your fishes are eating, I'm very tempted and wanna take the chance.
Keep them in the acclamation box first before release the fish.
Are you sure they are 3 inches, they looks smaller to me.
The smaller the better for my situation.
Hi Fang. Your absolutely right. My apologies I should have typed 2". Little typo there. They are both about the same size, the pearscale is eating anything that goes in the tank, the pinstripe so far seems more interested in the seaweed. I'm in yuen long if your able to collect them I'm off work Monday and Tuesday next week. Let me know. I have had them for about 10 days now and so far they are all clean.
 

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