Aarons 180 Fish list

Discussion in 'Marine Fish' started by portereef, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Tangs arrived today!!!!
    Got a nice handful of them: Naso tang-Large, convict tang-Large, tomini tang-small, and my dream fish 100% AQUACULTURED Yellow tang-TINY <-No joke size of a quarter but so dang cool!!
     
  2. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Here is the baby yellow tang! He has a lot to grow into in the 180
     

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  3. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Update on the fish list since it's been forever. We currently have............Yellow tang, Purple tang, Sailfin tang, tomini tang, Naso tang, Atlantic blue tang, Orange shoulder tang, 2 Radiant wrasses, Queen angel, blue streak cleaner wrasse, 2 clownfish black snowflake and a wyoming white, 1 male lyretail anthias, 1 female bangaii cardinalfish......thats it! no more fish.....I promise......Jessi is going to be made when I say we need a bigger tank......but that means more room for tangs!!!
     
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  4. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    When did you get the radiant wrasses?
     
  5. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    When I went to get fish with Jake from https://exoticfishntanks.com/ If you want adult fish this is the guy. Mainly posts on his facebook though. HOWEVER these radiants are small and he was kinda not happy about their size. They will grow eventually.
     
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  6. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Yep, mine's microscopic! :D It's doing great in QT though, eats great and handling Copper Power great. It's so small the tail is almost clear. At first glance it looks like it doesn't have one! Love this little guy!
     
  7. Nick Nahas

    Nick Nahas RRMAS Supporter

    If I were you I'd get some species of flasher wrasse like a McCosker's (Paracheilinus mccoskeri) or a Carpenter's (Paracheilinus carpenteri). They are extremely beautiful and serve as a great dither species. Also, if you do decide to get one, I would get a male and female pair since the female will encourage the male to flash its fins more!
     
  8. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Currently I think I am fun on my stocking list but I will be looking for more types of wrasses after I upgrade again....which I can see in the next idk 2 years? Will have to ask the wife at that point but she knows its coming one day:D
     
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  9. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    She knows its coming! I'd get it in writing. Jk
     
  10. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I'm gonna have to disagree a little bit. You never want to keep multiples of any protogynous hermaphroditic wrasse (Cirrhilabrus, Paracheilinus, Halichoeres) as in the aquarium the female will almost always transition to male resulting often in a fight to the death between the two males. A better strategy is to keep multiple males of the same genus but different species to achieve the increase displays of dominance. I have four different flasher wrasses in my tank and six different fairy wrasses. At the end of the light schedule the displays are fun to watch.

    The one exception to this rule is the Macropharyngodon genus (leopard wrasses) as a dominant male seems to prevent multiple females from transitioning to male. Because of this Macropharyngodon is really the only genus where it's ok to keep multiples of the same species.

    This is a great read by one of the leading experts in wrasses. https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/pairing-wrasses-thats-not-how-any-of-this-works.3/
     
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  11. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    Doc is definitely a wrasse man!
     

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