Best Caulerpa munching machine

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  1. Ross

    Ross

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    Hi Gang

    Ok after finally winning the war on cayno and GHA in my nano, I have a calerpa outbreak. I know tangs like to chow down on the stuff, what about fox face.

    I want to get a small fish for now and then when I shut the nano down, the hopefully full fish will go into the new tank along with my calerpa free rock.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Ross - the foxface should also "chow down" on the caulerpa.... as far as I know, MOST vegetarian fish LOVES caulerpa....
     
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    yup i know of people who grow the stuff as food for their fishes
     
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    I would say a mustard tang, they klap green's in a system. In my old setup my mustard was the hardest working tang between 3 other tangs and he was half the size.
     
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    Got any pics of the Mustard Tang ? Is it the Acanthurus guttatus ?

    Seems to be so many different pics online


    I am sure you called it MusTang :)
     
  7. Ross

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    Maybe I should wait till the big tank is up and running then. If these fish like the stuff I will not be to worried about a bit of it getting into it with the rock I move over.

    110L is a bit small for a Fox Face or Tang unless I can find a little fellow....
     
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    Hey warr yip thats him Acanthurus guttatus.

    Here is a bad pic of mine as a juvenile
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    When they get older they go brown with white spots and a yellowish ring around the eye.
     
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    Nice :thumbup:
     
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