Big Regal, Little Regal

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  1. Kunhardt

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    I bought a Regal Tang from Atilla in December and finally got around to getting it from him on Saturday :p

    Now the Regal is a bit bigger than I had envisioned and I am not sure if I should keep him or not. My LFS has 2 small ones in and said I am welcome to trade him for one of them...but I am undecided.

    The pro's of keeping him are that he is already a well established to tank life healthy fish and I kind of feel responsible for its well being now. Also it would be nice to see another big fish swimming around my tank.

    The cons, at his size he may outgrow my tank sooner rather than later, may be more likely to be major fighting with my Purple and Yellow tang where as smaller fish they dont seem to worry too much about.

    I dont know, I'm in two minds about what to do, all I know is that I must make a plan quickly because he is in my sump and i dont feel that its fair on him to stay in there much longer.

    Any help in making my decision would be appreciated. Here are some pics to give you an idea of his size.

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  3. Atilla

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    let us see a pic of the angel please mark!!
     
  4. Kunhardt

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    Haha, just posted a poor quality one in my tank thread. :razz:

    Jc, what do you think I should do, I feel responsible for the Regal as he was your pride and joy, but am scared of his size! :(
     
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    bud, he is very social and use to be with alot of other tangs so i dont think you will have a problem with him. as for the size, dont you have a 2m tank? then he wouls be fine.

    if you want to sell him, please feel free to do what you think is best for your tank.
     
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    Whatever you decide needs to be done now, before he stresses too much and get white spot.
    How big is he in cm?
     
  7. Kunhardt

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    My thoughts exactly Tobes. I reckon 10-12cm in size just on visual appearance. Reason he was in the sump to start with was because when he arrived he was not looking good at all and I was scared he was going to infact get white spot and infect the tank, if he survive at all. But he has recovered remarkably and is eating like a pig, I am dosing all his food with Red Sea Vita and Brightwells Garlic Extract so I think thats helping too.

    If I can remember correctly Atilla has had him for a year and a half so he has been around for some time. :)
     
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    You know you wanna put him in the 6ft, so common - just do it :bouncy:
     
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    lol I guess you're right! Will put him in the DT after lights out so he can settle in in peace. :)
     
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    yeh! im shure he will be fine man:) they such awesome fish.....my regal is so cool he eats and craps at the same time!!:lol::razz:
     
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    it looks like a nice and color full regal
     
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    mmm i think hes a bit big.. and your purple is going to play nicley with him untill they settle... or at least i hope they settle.. i say go for small..
     
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    I'll take him, would look nice in my 35L nano... :whistling:
     
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    If it was a plastic one then yes...lol
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    This one is much smaller than the big one I had, Mark. Mine was close to 20cm.... So - I would definitely say, yes - it should be ok in your tank. And seeing that this one is so big, I think that all the other tangs in your tank would feel threatened by this one's size. And at 10 to 12cm yours still has quite a while to grow before it reaches +-20cm....
     
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    Well if looking to get him a new home - I think I might be interested - been looking for awhile now for a regal over the 10cm mark....
     
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    Thanks for all the feed back guys. Seems the general consensus is to add him to the tank. So tonight after lights out and all fish have settled down for the night I will put him in. Hopefully I wont wake up to WWIII tomorrow morning!

    Will keep you posted! :)
     
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    and.....how did it go? is he in and behaving:whistling:
     
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    Well put him in last night...lets just say there is a new Boss in town! :biggrin:

    Actually all is fine, woke up this morning and all the other fish were hiding and the Regal was crusing around the tank. Haven't been any squabbles...I think Jacques was right in that his size has probably intimidated them and they are too scared to cause trouble. Didnt think my Yellow Tang would ever be afraid of anything. :p
     
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