Bellus angel

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  1. Annoying

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    Hey

    Now that I know the Regal angel is far to hard for me to keep I surfed the web for a reefsafe angel and the following fish popped up:

    Bellus angel (Genicanthus bellus)
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    Anyone know if they are available in SA and if they are what is the pricing? Anybody kept one and how did it fare in the tank?

    Thanks
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Hi Annoying, yes they are reefsafe but as a deepwater species if not collected and handled correctly low survival rate.

    As for sa never seen one but I wouold guess pricing would be hight. I have seen prices ranging from 100 to 200 US $ on the international sites
     
  4. Annoying

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    Ah dam back to google:p
     
  5. maj

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    anoyyin,
    why u say the regal will be too hard for u too keep?
    whats the size of your tank?
     
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    maj, I think their feeding habits make it a more difficult species . In the wild they feed primarily on sponges, tunicates and related
     
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    thnks for clearing that up for me....im just researching all the possibilities
     
  8. Annoying

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    They ship very bad and it's hard to get them to eat. My tank is 1.8M x 60cm x 65cm
    about 700L
     
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    just wait till a lfs gets them in,them book one and wait tillit settles in lekker,then take
     
  10. Moolis Moolman

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    More realistic

    Hi

    This is a more realistic photo of a male (copied from Google)

    [​IMG]

    We get them for +-R500 males and R350 females on PRE-ORDERS and
    R800 and R550 in stock.
    This year we imported 4 males and 3 females - WE lost only one and I have confirmation that 2 pairs are still alive - the 3rd I am not sure (he had a problem!)
     
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    That settles it I'm gonna get a male and female bellus angel on pre-order at pet stop:thumbup:! Now all I have to do is save a R1000 for the 2 fish;). Oom Moolis I'll call you when I have the money.

    I thaught the male was the yellow one and the female the blue ( according to the internet...)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Yuri

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    my favorite of the Genicanthus family is the Genicanthus personatus
    just remember that all fish can eat coral even a yellow tang[​IMG]
     
  13. Annoying

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    Awesome little angel wonder how much those would cost...
     
  14. Yuri

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    your looking at +-$10000 for one
    and that is why i do not have one
     
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    DAM!!!! Aint gonna pay that for a fish!
     
  16. Atilla

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    thats just insane!!!

    yuri whats the most expensive fish that youve seen??
     
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    a peppemint angelfish there are talk of one that are going to be collected next year that will go for +-$25000
    there is only one in captivity
    i can not find where i have read it
    on the ofer side the rarest angel in the willd is
    Resplendent Angelfish thy are the only angels on the red list
    the only ons that are for sale are captive bred so i think that thy will get a nice price when sold
     
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    very good looking fish
    but it is very expensive
     
  21. Moolis Moolman

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    You are correct, speed typing is not my strong point, Customers and internet PLUS staff make Moolis "vonfused" some days:p
     
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