Achilles Tang

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  1. Atilla

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    im really looking into getting a achilles tangs. this is such a awesum fish and my favourite tang.

    so can anybody give me some personal advice regarding these fish???how many of you have these fish?? i know they are aggro and expensive and finicky...
     
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    They also get very big so tank size is important. They are aggro and can be susceptable to ich
     
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    how big would they get in an aquarium?? what size would be best to buy ??
     
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    The Achilles is really an attractive fish.Alan has had his one for quite some time now.

    Most LFS would require a deposit before ordering this kind of fish because of their mortality rate and of course cost. You could expect to pay in the region of R3500 from what I've heard:whistling:so start saving:thumbup:
     
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    wasn't a thread done on this already really really recently?
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    My favourite fish and probably as difficult as a Powder Blue, the biggest problem is they dont travel well, hence their poor survival rate. I reckon the larger the DT the better your chances.
     
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    i looked it up but only found one from 2007??
     
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    hmm it must have been a muliple question thread. just remembered some info there thats all:)
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    hey alan, can you tell me more please please...

    how big was your specimen when you received it?
    feeding??
    first introduction?
    what would be the best size to get?
    minimum tank size you recommend?

    sorry for all the questions, but need to do this properly cause its a expensive fish!:)
     
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    Whew!!
    Dont know if i know all the answers, but will give it a bash. Mine i recieved very small at about the 4 - 5cm mark. What i did, as i do all of my tangs is introduce them to the sump first so they can catch their breath without being bullied. Please remember that my sump is 1.8m long. Then i introduce them to norri and make sure they are feeding before hitting the display tank where a pecking order will be sorted out. I cant give you a recommended size tank but i certainly wouldn't try this fish in anything less than a 1.8m aquarium.
     
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    how big is your DT? you said that if you can keep a PB then you can keep a Achilles?? will these two co exist?
     
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    how long have you had the achilles? how big is he now?
     
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    My DT is 2.3m x700x700. I dont think it would be a good idea to mix the 2 as they are both very dominant fish.

    I have had mine for about 2yrs now and he is one of the larger fish in my system, may be aroud the 12 - 15cm mark
     
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    And where is the pic??:biggrin:
     
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    :nono: That's to easy pal. We want to see him holding today's news paper.:razz:

    Nice healthy tang though.
     
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    lol nemo's you sound like u want a "proof of life!" :)
     
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    Na, went to the WACKHEAD unhinged gig on friday. It was a facebook joke.:biggrin:
     
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