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  1. Dillan

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    Got this small goat fish (I think) what is it and is it reef safe if not out the tank and back to the ocean. Sorry bad pics

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    Hard to see with stress colours, but looks like our most common one, Parupeneus rubescens. They get big...and very tasty.
     
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    Ok so if i kept him in the tank would he be ok with my reef till he got to big?

    I have never seen one down here while collecting before so not to common here.:tt2:

    Oh he stays that colour did not change colour from yesterday to today
     
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    Yeah they're ok. Just make sure you have a good cover. Epic jumpers.

    Usually extremely common. You can go to VP on any day and see about 500.
     
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    Lol this one must have got lost never seen one down here maybe the cooler water is not for them, ill put him in the frag tank :thumbup:
     
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    Yep, that's a Parupeneus rubescens. Not as common as they usually are at this time of year. Tank wise - they prefer cooler temps (22 deg C max).
     
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    Got him home in my frag tank and he is operating under all the frags and rocks very cool to watch
     
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    Hi there. I see you posted about goatfish. I have seen a couple of these but never bothered to catch them. Are they safe in an aquarium? Those I saw were about 5cm. Got this picture of the internet..

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    They're ok, but they get 50cm long.
     
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    So they won't harm other fish while they are still small?
     
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