Fish Types

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  1. seank

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    So, now that I still have no answers, please help me with the Following fish:

    Please answer in numeric order..LoL:

    Squirrel Fish:


    Latin Name:

    Reef Safe: Yes or No

    Primary Food:

    Agressiveness:

    Benificial to Reef Aquarium: Yes or No and state why

    Generally Availability:


    Convict Tang:

    Latin Name:

    Reef Safe
    : Yes or No

    Primary Food:

    Agressiveness:

    Benificial to Reef Aquarium: Yes or No and state why

    Generally Availability:
     
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  3. lanzo

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    don't know any of them,sorry dude
     
  4. Mike

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    Squirrel Fish:


    Latin Name:

    Reef Safe: Yes or No

    Primary Food:

    Agressiveness:

    Benificial to Reef Aquarium: Yes or No and state why

    Generally Availability:


    Convict Tang:

    Latin Name: Acanthurus triostegus

    Reef Safe: yes

    Primary Food: Natural algae grazer, typical tang food, flake and plenty of "greens"

    Agressiveness: been known to bully a weeker member of it's own species(maybe two males rather than harem style shoal)
    Benificial to Reef Aquarium : yes, as above algae grazers, which is always handy

    Generally Availability : Dunno, but they are a bugger to get hold of in the UK:(


    Sorry don't see the squirrel fish over here
     
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    seank Thread Starter

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    Man oh man, I had about 20 plus the week before last week that I caught in a net, but only kept 02. Next time I'll know- Thank you Wee-Man
     
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    oo now i know the convict tang!
    I also cought a few at margate got them to my tank and they lasted for 1 week and then picked.
    Silver with black tripes.
    Looks like a criminal fish hence the name cofict
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yeah we here in KZN dont really appreciate the convicts as they are so common along our shorelines,but a school of that in a tank will be wicked!!!!
     
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    we only get a school of kirper,karp and trout here.
    Wil get you a few mekaeel?
     
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    must i get for you or you gonna get for me?:p
     
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    How big is your pan?
    My tank is 1,2m;)
     
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    mines is a nano :lol:
     
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  13. lanzo

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    mmm , what you want: *Trout (eet flys)
    * Kirper (don't no)
    *karp ( k@k)

    Easy to feed, especialy the karp:p
     
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    how many you want dude?take a drive down and there will be enough convicts for the whole of pretoria
     
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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: haha:biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    im serious.i usually just dive right past them...ask all the other local divers on the forum about how common they are...
     
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    are u for real?
    I want to start diving so so so so bad but don't know where in PTA to learn for cheap.
    And the gear is pretty expencive
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip.
    what gear?all you need is nets,goggles,snorkles and flippers and you on your way....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    by the way,i found scuba to hold me back when catching specimens
     
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    i meant scuba:whistling:
    If i'm near durbs i'll PM you then we must go for a snorkel.( DECEMBER):yeahdude:
    i have never done that before.
    I always stand in the rockpools and catch the stupid little gobies and k@k "goed"

    I once cought a lionfish...pretty cool...and 2 snowflake eels and a little boksfish
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i dont have a scuba qualification nor gear,just used a friends,but didnt really like the feel.prefer free diving,can move much faster...
    yeah you more than welcome to ring me up and we can go out for a dive
     
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