Yellow Tang From Biota

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I received my yellow tang from The Biota Group about a week ago and couldn’t be happier. I got back into the hobby right around the time Hawaii announced the ban/restrictions on exports so obviously yellow tangs aren’t readily available as they used to be. Thankfully for groups like Biota, there are other avenues for these fish and many others. After having the opportunity to go snorkeling a couple years ago in the Atlantic and the Caribbean, I’m more than happy, and now prefer captive bred fish over those from the ocean after my experience. Biota has a rather large selection (though they can sellout fast) and I hope the Blue/Hippo tang is one they’ve started to attempt to breed as well. I’m not affiliated with Biota but I’m a huge fan of what they’re doing.

I received my yellow tang (and also a court jester goby) from Biota and couldn’t be happier. He/she is eating nori sheets, hikari veggie pellets, and even NLS pellets. Really anything I’ve thrown at it.

I put together a quick video of it too and wanted to share for those interested in purchasing from Biota when the yellow tangs are back in stock!

 
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I received a Yellow Tang last Wednesday from Biota too, about that 1 1/2 inch size. Same here, the Yellow Tang is more yellow than transparent, looks great, and eating nori and TDO small pellets.
With the Tang, I picked up a Court Jester and Forktail Benny from Biota. Very pleased with them. All the fish look great, shipping was super. A+++
 
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I received a Yellow Tang last Wednesday from Biota too, about that 1 1/2 inch size. Same here, the Yellow Tang is more yellow than transparent, looks great, and eating nori and TDO small pellets.
With the Tang, I picked up a Court Jester and Forktail Benny from Biota. Very pleased with them. All the fish look great, shipping was super. A+++
Couldn’t agree more. Easily the nicest packed item I’ve received from an online purchase. I nearly pulled the trigger on a forktail too and regret it.
 
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You beat me to it. I thought they were sold out but looks like they still have some available. Based on how mine was packaged and shipped to Iowa I don’t foresee you having any issues.
Mine has to come all the way to California.. And my biggest concern is it HAS to arrive on Friday thru Sunday (my days off). I did add that as a note on my order, but I hope they can accommodate my request. Had an issue last month with a coral pack I ordered off Ebay. Shipment was delayed a couple weeks due to confusion, but all arrived alive and are thriving now in my tank.
 
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With the price of captive bred yellow tangs so reasonably priced compared to wild caught I'm not sure why anyone buys wild caught, unless it's just an availability issue.


Shipment was delayed a couple weeks due to confusion, but all arrived alive and are thriving now in my tank.
You had a coral shipment delayed by weeks and everything was alive, or was weeks a typo?
 

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You had a coral shipment delayed by weeks and everything was alive, or was weeks a typo?


No, it wasn't a typo, but you misunderstand. They delay was on actually shipping them. I had asked for arrival on a certain date and the shipper misunderstood and thought I wanted delivery "After" that date. A few emails later and the problem was resolved and I received my corals on a later date, about 3 weeks after I had originally requested.
 

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No, it wasn't a typo, but you misunderstand. They delay was on actually shipping them. I had asked for arrival on a certain date and the shipper misunderstood and thought I wanted delivery "After" that date. A few emails later and the problem was resolved and I received my corals on a later date, about 3 weeks after I had originally requested.
Yep you are correct I misunderstood. I was very impressed when I though your coral was alive after being stuck in shipping for weeks.
 

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You buy the Yellow Tang @ $149, and if you have room buy one more fish like a Forktail Blenny for $35 and now the shipping is free. It's like getting that Blenny for $10. :)
 

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Great to hear that more and more companies are tank-raising fish.

Are you guys QTing the yellow tangs?
 
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