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Old 11-08-2014, 12:25 PM   #21
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Special shout out to Vinnie and Josh for helping me transfer my tank!

Atlanta Reef Guy and JDavid!

It was extremly nice of them, and it was a long transfer!

Thank you!

Tank was built by Chris Holloway!

Thanks Ralph I was so happy I could help. It was Nice to hang out with you guys all day. If you ever need help again just let me know and im there.

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Old 11-08-2014, 6:17 PM   #22
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So Bill at the Aviarium and I was talking a few weeks ago about wrasses (NO! Really?...lol), and he stated that QM had some Anampses femininus in stock...

So I have had my QT tank set up for about a month now...

We agreed to do this a little differently then anywhere else since QM pretty much only covers "arrive live". I agreed to meet Bill as he returned from the airport and bring the wrasse back to my house for me to condition it!

I discussed my QT and my plan extensively with Kevin Kohen, and of course, he gave invaluable advice to me that I immediately put in place! (gotta Love that guy!).

It's only DAY 2, so she is far from "out of the woods", however, she did sleep in sand last night, wake up at 10 am today, and fed about 6 times today!




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Old 11-08-2014, 6:51 PM   #23
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Awesome fish Ralph!

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Old 11-08-2014, 7:04 PM   #24
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Awesome fish Ralph!

Thanks! There is no fish more gorgeous than this one, IMHO.


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Old 11-09-2014, 7:46 PM   #25
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Tank looks great Ralph! Love the new addition too!

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Old 11-09-2014, 8:09 PM   #26
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Old 11-13-2014, 4:54 PM   #27
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I placed her in display this morning, she's eating well!

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Old 11-13-2014, 7:08 PM   #28
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Don't tell me what to do!!! LOL

She is a fox Ralph. Well OK she is a fish but she is foxy for a fish. :-)

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So, are they hard to find or hard to keep alive? Or worse, both?

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So, are they hard to find or hard to keep alive? Or worse, both?


BOTH!

extremely difficult to find and keep!

https://www.bluezooaquatics.com/prod...id=933&cid=290

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(But they are more inexpensive elsewhere...)
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Old 11-13-2014, 8:39 PM   #31
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Ralph's upgrade from an 85 to 100 coast to coast ex

See I could never spend that kind of money on a fish because there wouldn't be enough left to cover the divorce attorney.

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Old 11-13-2014, 9:42 PM   #32
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Dang ralph I'd be scared to death the thing would go belly up on me and id be out a g

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Old 11-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #33
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Could you post some details about the tank setup.looks great btw

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See I could never spend that kind of money on a fish because there wouldn't be enough left to cover the divorce attorney.
(SHE DON'T KNOW)

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Dang ralph I'd be scared to death the thing would go belly up on me and id be out a g
I am now on meds!

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Could you post some details about the tank setup.looks great btw
It's a build thread, be patient! I appreciate your request, and all will be answered!
(don't want to wait? facebook get's it a few days to a few weeks earlier!)
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Old 11-15-2014, 6:56 AM   #35
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(SHE DON'T KNOW)

You know, it would be a real shame if she found out. On another note, it appears that my first frags are going to be some really nice SPS. Who would of thought it? :-)

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QT Best Practices for sand dwelling wrasses:

10-29 gallon cycled
salinity matches water fish came in; NOT display (so if fish is in 1.016, QT between 1.016 to 1.020)
HOB biowheel is fine
matrix rock from seachem is great (I preload it with bacteria by keeping in display sump for a few weeks)
Airstone or disk
small powerhead
sugar fine sand
PVC
Carbon
Prazi-pro
kanaplex
Seachem metro
focus
(no meds until fish is eating first!)
Seachem prime & stability


acclimate temp
acclimate ph by drip
(acclimate and drip in the dark, small amount of ambient light only)

daily water changes (of water at display salinity) which remove waste and raise salinity to display salinity



must have a healthy fish to start with!

Some bullet proof foods for wrasses:
Nutramar-Ova (too small for larger wrasses, however)
live full size brine
live black worms
assorted sized mysis, PE mysis, Hakari mysis, and gamma mysis
shaved mysis
hikari brine
gamma white mosquito larvae
enriched frozen brine and mysis mixed is the staple trying to reach!
SELCO Boost or Selcon vitamins

getting some of these fish to eat, and stay eating is "the deal"
I feed anywhere from 6-12 times a day in QT, each of them (even the same genus) ate different combinations of foods, or only ate one specific for months....
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:09 AM   #38
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