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Old 03-27-2012, 8:33 AM   #1
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My new show fish! (thanks Ralph!!)




All I can say is: Wow! This video was taken at the end of a feed session. She ate 10-15 PE mysis soaked in selcon before I began filming. You should be able to see her fat belly, and she still eats a few for the camera. The other fish in the tank could care less about her. I am very very pleased! Ralph really knows how to raise a great fish.

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Old 03-27-2012, 9:02 AM   #2
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That fish has been Ralph's pride and joy since I have known him. It's great seeing her go to such a good home.

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Wow..she really pops against that black sand. Between the clam, wrasse and the clowns- I don't know what to more jealous of!

what size tank?

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Sweet. Love that fish. But, if I could make a suggestion, I think you need to add a couple more clams to that tank. Three just isn't enough. LOL

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Lol!!! Those are jesse's!! I've been tryin to give them back to him for the past week or so!

Thanks guys! Once the clams are gone, there will be a lot more swimming room

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Wow..she really pops against that black sand. Between the clam, wrasse and the clowns- I don't know what to more jealous of!

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Thanks! It's a 93 cube.
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Lol!!! Those are jesse's!! I've been tryin to give them back to him for the past week or so!

Thanks guys! Once the clams are gone, there will be a lot more swimming room

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Thanks! It's a 93 cube.
Hang on to them until I get my 125 up and running. Then you can give them to me and tell Jessie you had a clam bake.

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Is She gonna let you keep it?

Edit: There's actually like 7 clams in there. Mine are smaller and on the rocks
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Looks that way. Going to have to re-paint it though. She doesn't like the white. LOL Going to be a slow build with lots of questions. I will PM you the first question. LOL

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I'm glad she has found a good home! My male Macropharyngodon meleagris paired up with the younger female and started harassing this beauty who I already miss soooo much! I guess even the most peaceful fish have a dominate/sexual aggression within their species.

nice video!
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Dylan she is a beauty! Ralph sorry for your loss, but you know she has a good home. Ralph did you get visitation rights?

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He certainly has visitation rights. She just ate breakfast.


Pictures don't work well with fast fish. Here's another video.
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That is the fattest leopard wrasse I have ever seen. I love it. Beautiful tank / livestock selection as well.

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Thanks! I've been trying to make this a nice show tank. It is a little cluttered at the moment, but I have some projects on the way that will allow me to clear out some coral.

The fatness of the leopard was inherited. She's just keeping the habit
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Awesome! Dam I miss her! Lol....glad she's doing well as opposed to getting picked on, beautiful tank, btw.
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Thanks Ralph. She is the queen of the tank. She is the final fish addition to that tank. I think she would have done ok in the 210, but I think the 93 was the best choice. She's so big!!! Every bit of 5inches if not more.
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She looks great. One day, I would love to have one of those.

Dylan, if I can highjack this thread for a second......How do you like the black sand bed? Any truth the rumors of magnetic particles in it? Any problems with it. I am trying to decide which way I want to go.

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The black sand is magnetic. This is a pita if you drop a magnetic frag plug in the sand, or get the mag float too close.

As far as aesthetics, I don't think any other sand looks as nice. This is the only black sand that I would choose to use. The coarse stuff just doesn't look the same.
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Thanks for the info. Still debating. LOL Sometimes I am like a woman. Can't make my mind up about anything. LOL

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Lol, never admit it!!!

I love the way black makes the colors pop. The magnetic properties don't make it a terrible buy or anything. It's just something to be aware of while maintenancing the tank. Luckily, non of my customers use the stuff!
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