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  1. rob189

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    well i dont really know my surgeons...:blush:

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    thanks!!:thumbup:
     
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  3. crispin

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    is that locally caught or did you buy it in?

    id say its a bristle tooth from the shape of the mouth, but not a colouration ive come across before. Nice looking fish though, but will need some feeding up
     
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    Looks like A. Nigrofuscus, common brown surgeon
     
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    Looks like nigrofuscus, cant see in the pic, should have a black dot at the base of the dorsal fin, next to the tail.

    This dot doesnt exist on a tenenti, which has a blue ring around its scalpel
     
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    yeah it has the dot...so its a A. Nigrofuscus i guess..

    i have a proclem though. i got me 2 convicts as well, theyre not eating. starting to get a bit thin. any tricks on how to get convicts onto flake? ive never have a problem with a convict in my entire life, so confused here:blush:

    my only guess at why theyre not eating is the fact that i put 2 in at the same time?
     
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    Try get some small rocks from the ocean with some sea lettuce on them and put ir in your tank so that they can graze off them and to keep rhem alive. They will eventually go onto flake/pellets, theres something about the convicts from this season coz all the ones I caught this season had trouble eating not like previous seasons where if i put a convict in my tank they would instantly chow flake or whatever
     
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    they are grazing abit on some algae that i have here and there...would they chow chaeto?
     
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    I don't think so...I saw that some Sites say it's not "Palatable"
    Marine Plants in the Aquarium


    You could try some Algae like Tube Algae...
    Marine Plants in the Aquarium
     
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    Had a Achilles tang that didn't eat - only once we put in a big sun sun and gave the qt lots of circulation , -it ate garlic soaked mysis.

    We had a purple tang last week that enjoyed Cheto , - our yellows don't , but if you have it , you might as well try it...

    good luck
     
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    @belindamotion and perky pets superstore. thanks for the advice.

    my YT and scopa have eaten chaeto before and i do have some, so why not try :)
     
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    How about Nori (the stuff used in sushi)? You can get it in A4 size sheets at Woolworths and Pick n' Pay... I have four wild caught convicts, and the first time I put the nori in the tank they went absolutely stupid for the stuff.
     
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    ive tried...theyre just not interested...
     
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    haha as soon as i put the chaeto in, the YT and scopa munched it hard! NOM! NOM! NOM!!
     
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    And the Convicts..are they also going for the Cheato...?
    I thought you where asking about the Cheato for the Convicts...sorry my mistake...:blush:
    Some other options for you if Cheato doesn't work...:)
    Convict Tang
     
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    @belinda thanks again :)
     
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    i dont think they ate it...too lazy to watch :p
     
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