anyone have experience with a candy basslett?


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Interesting fish.I'm looking at getting one or two for my tank and wanted to find out if anyone has one?
 
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Dont think anyone has, I only know of one that was brought into the country a few weeks back and went for a pretty penny. Cant remember how much but one can just imagine what it went for if it was the first of its kind in SA.:eek:
 
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i have a friend who has recently bought 2, they have not come out since he got them.. and its been about 7 days now..

i have yet to see them in person though..

lovley little fish seems like they are very simular to the gramma family in behaviour... can be agressive.. i was checking out the vids on youtube and they very striking fish..
 

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thats not bad considering your location, the ones here went for R450ea.. one guy took both they were 2cm ea in size.. he actually phoned me this morning after i posted stressing as they have not come out yet...

his rockwork is fairly dense.. so if yours is simular you may nosee them untill they are comfortorible with the other inhabitants...
 
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They only arrived last night and prefer hidey holes so they will colour up I'm sure as they stress less they will colour up
 

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take them dude, like i said they beautifull little fishies:p... u do know u now advertising them :rofl:e, go quick before some1 els grabs them :lol:

keep us updated
 
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Um, I suspect that the "tanxonomy of the basslet" has gotten the better of this thread. It seems that you lot are discussing 2 VERY different species, with VERY different colouration and VERY different price-tags.

Firstly - there are 3 (well actually many) similar looking fish (when stressed), namely the Liopropoma swalesi (Orange-lined reef basslet)
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the Liopropoma rubre (Peppermint bass)
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and the Liopropoma carmabi (the true Candy basslet).
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the difference between the 3 is great, the L. swalesi and L. rubre, although nice, will often get passed off as a true L. carmabi by un-scrupulous LFS's. The bare bone basics are that a true candy L. carmabi will retail in the region of R7k in SA, whilst the commoner, easy to collect L. swalesi, L. rubre and others will be in the "couple of hundred bucks" range...

Be sure that you know EXACTLY what is in the LFS before you buy. Calling a Chaetodon marleyi a copperband butterfly does not make it into one....
 
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and the Liopropoma carmabi (the true Candy basslet)...
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.. The bare bone basics are that a true candy L. carmabi will retail in the region of R7k in SA...
..:eek:..:eek:..:eek:..each..?
 
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These ones are in between . They are lighter but have one dot on tail.
thats ight, exactly the description i got from the guy who bought them, he was very excited so they must be nice.. are the ones in your area also in the region od 20mm?
 
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