Hows this for a MAC quality new fish

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  1. magman

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    Got this fish yesterday at the Durban airport, coming from a Cape town LFS, at 8:15pm, got home at 10pm, and started acclimitising till 1am. Put it in the qt tank, with all my other fish. I walked past the QT this morning at 7am, and my emp went mad when it recognised me, I had been away for a few days, it was splashing water at the surface, so of course I fed the emp a few pellets. The queen had been in the tank for about 6 hours and probably ate more pellets than all the other fish combined!!!! It nearly ate nori out my hand lunch time, tommorrow I know it will eat nori out my hand. If I ever had a fish that I would not QT, it would be this fish, but neverless, I will always QT all my fish, it is currently in QT with my other fish. But from now on, I will only buy these MAC approved fish, and this fish has also been carted around to a fish show over the last weekend.

    The pics may look like it has w/s, but it is dirt on the glass.



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    Check how fat this fish is!!!

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    Proof is in the pudding, check it eating, this pic was taken 21 hours that it's been in the qt.


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  3. Anemone

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    Beautiful fish! :thumbup:
     
  4. Achilles

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    keep that water quality good and they will stay healthy ;)
     
  5. DudleyD

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    I think I owe you a visit........cool fish:)
     
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    Mac fish are worth the price difference!!!!!!!
     
  7. Andreas

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    Glad you got yourself a new one Magman. This one really looks very healthy:thumbup:
     
  8. eddiead

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    Stunning Queen angel!
    Got a regal angel on Monday from the same shipment. It's also eating pellets and everything else I'm offering. It's doing very well so far. I'm very impressed with the quality of the MAC fish.
     
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    wow this angel looks absolutely amazing !

    Awesome that is already eating:)
     
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    MAC livestock are so much better quality, but be aware that those fish must also be treated as all other new purchased fish. About 3 weeks ago I bought a Regal Tang from the same shop. A week passed without problems, tang was eating and looked happy. But in its second week in the QT, the fish was full of flukes! Fish did not make it :(

    Stunning Angel and look so calm!
     
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  11. magman

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    none of mu fish will go in the dt again with out a full qt for 8 weeks, I got another 7 weeks and 5 days to go for all my fish!!!:(
     
  12. Achilles

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    nothing wet must go into Display without Q besides salt mix and supplements even NSW should be Quarantined for a period before use( some would feel it isnt necessary but the ocean is full of parasites too! it is just the open volume which doesnt make it such huge problem but once you put it in an aquarium different story)
     
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  13. Achilles

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    Mac livestock is definitely better!! but you are right , up to a point there is no comparison as MAC livestock is caught and conditioned correctly but then the health shifts to you as the keeper and this shift can happen the minute you get the fish landed
     
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    Hi guys! What exactly is "MAC" Livestock? :confused1:
     
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    thats interesting...the exact same thing happened to one of my MAC fish that i bought three weeks ago
     
  16. magman

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    MAC- Marine Aquarium Council, basically the fish are only net caught, they go through much better husbandry through the sellers, any LFS that sells the MAC stock, has to meet very stringent criteria, tanks have to go through a 100% water change prior to any other shipments coming in, I think they only shipped from the collectors when they eating, packaging etc is much better, basically the fish costs a bit more, but is well worth it and ends up cheaper in the long run.
     
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    Thanks magman!
     
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    Beautiful fish, and good luck. Yes MAC fish are definitely the way to go. Maybe in 5 - 10 years time all fish will be MAC approved.
     
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    thats interesting...the exact same thing happened to one of my MAC fish that i bought three weeks ago


    Im not saying this is imposible but its highly unlikely as the quickest way for flukes to take the life of a fish is by infecting the gills of the fish and even this advanced stage of infection takes alot of time to happen and if there was gill flukes then you should have been able to pick it up long before it became terminal and I can assure you that the store owner would also have seen symptoms of this
     
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    How do you guys know they were flukes, and how did you guys treat?
     
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    hey magman please tell me what you paid for that freaking awesome queen???????? my all time favourite angel and also from where? if they are not a sponsor then please pm me thanks.

    a juvenile queen :yeahdude:
     
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