anyone keeping harlequin tuskfish?

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  1. 4age

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    hi guys..I hav been reading up on these fish coz I am thinking if getting a small one...anyone keeping these?

    I have been reading up but want advice from people who have kept or know some1 who has these.

    I need to order by today so kind of in hurry..it between a tuskfish asfur angel or flame angel..figured the tuskfish is not as common as two.
     
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    They are part of the wrasse family. And they are fine for fish only without inverts systems. They will take out your small hermits and shrimps.
     
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    ok cool..i ordered a harlequin tuskfish...it shouldnt be a problem as im not keeping any shrimp etc
     
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    They are great fish to have, as long as you don't keep any shrimp. Oh get the Australian Harlequin tusk fish they have much better color.
     
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    i have ordered the australian variant...the list refers to it as the "Proper Red" harlequin tuskfish...looking forward to receiving it. @Tony Ingram...have you kept one before? if so, how was the fish in terms of aggression and feeding?
     
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    I have kept one for almost two years now. My one dose not have a mean bone in its body but it will eat any really small fish that are introduced into the tank.
     
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    cool..can you post a pic of it if possible? im really interested in hearing peoples hand on experience with these fish.

    i get the impression that they relatively easy to keep once they eating
     
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