experience with regal angels

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  1. 4age

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    hi guys

    my lfs got in a regal angel...im interested in it if it is eating..anyone had experience with these?

    I have read up on them and sites say they hard to get to eat, but i am willing to put in effort to keep it...had same issue with ribbon eel and its doing fine now

    The regal angel is from indonesian shipment...i have a 6foot FOWLR with mostly angels of various sizes..have following angels already in tank..

    emperor angel (largest fish at about 14cm and dominant fish in tank)

    blue ring angel

    bi-color angel

    navarchus angel

    flame angel

    the regal will be "Medium" size..must still go view the fish
     
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  3. Zuna

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    cool list of fish do you have pics
     
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    The key to fish like this is proper quarantining
    Quarantining also means to let the fish stay in a tank that has no aggression to the fish
    That will make it adapt much easier
     
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    i have a 90cm tank running with just one small common clown, live rock and some xenia..will add Regal to this tank if i take it..want to get it eating well before adding to main tank
     
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    That sounds fine
    Then monky see monky do will also work to your advantage
     
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    lets see what happens..first wna see how regal looks and if eating at lfs
     
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    too add, i now use the Ocean Nutrition Clam in the half shell for acclimating fish, i used to use fresh ones from the fish monger or cod father

    the new fish love it
     
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    anyone keeping two of these guys together?seen alot of tanks on the net with two or more regals on
     
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    There are not a lot of angel keepers in SA
    My personal preference is rather keep centropyge pairs
    The space for them to spawn can be a problem

    I had a nice pair of tiger tail coral beautys that was spawning in the evenings
     
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    My pair of regals were initially grazing on live rock and then they stopped. So I took some elastic band put it around the live rock took pices of mussels, calamari, clam meat and nori and soaked all of it in garlic guard and entice. Not even an hour later both were munching on the calamari and nori.

    It could just be my luck but try everything. You never know what your one might prefer.
     
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    rather get from a red sea shipment, the grey bellies that come in from indonesia are much harder to get eating where as the yellow bellies from the red sea are much better at adapting, and probably look better...........leave the indo ones and wait for a red sea shipment.
     
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    I think its more fish specific. I got 2 indonesian regals and they ate fantastically, but then again I havent had the red sea regals so I dont know which one would be better.
     
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    Indian ocean regal angels are yellow bellies
    Pacific ocean regal angels are blue bellies
     
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