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11-16-2007, 9:29 AM
Here are 2 new guys to my tank, a blue regal and a naso tang. Both these guys came from Chris and I must say they are in great condition! The Naso is a lil shy but thats expected. I'm competely blown away bt the regal tho....when he went in the tank he immediately went up towards the overflow and hid....I knew that was going to happen so i didnt think anything of it. After watching him for a few minutes he slowly decided to come out into the open and explore his new home. Right over to my SEIO 820 and went right into the path of the flow and fought it for a good 25 minutes....a work out session I guess....mind you the fish is small, I'd say 1.5" After that he swam over to my starynight acro and swam in and out of the branches for a good 15 minutes and occasionally laid down on the branches. Very strange. Then to my shock started to nip at the algea thats on that acro from when a mille dropped on it and killed half of it. Holly crap the fish is already eating! how amazing! So I decided to feed my tank with my usual mysis, brine and cyclopeeze. The name hippo definately describes this guy...he ate sooooooo much! And to finish this long drawn out story, I was up most of the night cleaning the house and when I went over to the tank I noticed he was sleeping in the starynight acro...too cute! Not too sure if this was a wild caught fish or not, but it might explain the long swimming around the coral and sleeping in it, guess he might be home sick. Such an awesome fish, thank you chris and thank you alan for hookin it up and picking up the fish for me :) Alas, here are some pics:

Feeding time!

Sleeping in his starynight:

11-16-2007, 9:40 AM
Thats really cool I love the pic of him sleeping in the acro

11-16-2007, 9:43 AM
hehehe yeah I do too, hhes so cute! I was a lil nervous about adding the new guys seeing how the yellow tang has been in the tank and definately is the boss of it. But hes been nothing but sweet to his new roomies, I couldnt ask for any better fish!

11-16-2007, 9:51 AM
Good Pics.

11-16-2007, 9:52 AM
Can't see the pictures Lee but they sound like some great fish. Roundman and I are headed over to Chris's tonight to check out his setup!

11-16-2007, 10:00 AM
thanks guys :) Yeah Mark I highly suggest getting some fish from Chris, my two tang are super healthy and ich free! Thats always a plus esp. when you're getting tangs....and a hipo at that, those things are ich magnets.

11-16-2007, 5:15 PM
Too, cool, Lee! "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney! Hey, I remembered!"

11-16-2007, 5:21 PM
lol Yeah i forgot to mention that part of the story, the wife was like, soo not to sound cliche or anything but were gonna have to name her Dori, just because shes swimming in the stream. I mean she was there for easily 20-25 minutes just cruisin. This fish rocks!

Atlanta Aquarium
11-16-2007, 5:47 PM
Way to go, Lee!!!! I love Regal tang WHEN THEY ARE TINY. They can be a pain when they get larger. They like to rearrange your tank. Smaller frags that are not anchor down will be move around. Even larger frags will be knock down too.

11-16-2007, 5:49 PM
i love them when they are tiny also.

11-16-2007, 7:10 PM
awseome lee, im glad to see they are doing good, thanks for your business.

11-16-2007, 7:20 PM
that hippo is one fat little pit

11-17-2007, 2:10 PM
well, the naso is nowhere to be seen in the tank, hopefully he shows up :( the hippo however is dong amazing!

11-17-2007, 2:59 PM
Sorry to hear that man. I will check on mine when I get home.

11-17-2007, 5:18 PM
i dont understand, he was swimming perfectly fine when I first put him in the tank.. wasnt breathing hard either. Hopefully hes just getting use to things and it back there collecting his thoughts. guess we'll see in the next few days.