Local Emperor Angels

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  1. timhar99

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    howsit guys, I was wondering if the local guys up north see any small Emperor angels around when they go diving? As i am looking for a local caught one for my tank!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey Tim,yip our local Emperor's are seen, but very rarely.havent picked up neither seen any this past season so ended up buying one.
     
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    Mekaeel, if you happen to catch a bay when diving, please give me a shout - as i am desperate!!!
    regarding the one that you bought, i have a few questions:
    Where did you get him and for how much?
    Was he good Quality?
    And is he in your reef tank?

    The reason i ask these questions is because it is so difficult to find a good quality specimen at a good price in CT, they are normally very badly shipped and often die soon after!!!probably from cyanide, and come at a hefty price!
    so local would be lekker!
     
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    cool,just gotta wait for the season,which will be at the end of the year.
    before this guy i bought 2 and both starved to death.when i bought the guy i currently have,he was smaller than a R5 coin.eating everything i feed ie.Nori, pellets and flakes.
    and yip,local is always lekker
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    by the way if you gonna end up buying one,make sure it comes from the kenya shipment.very short travelling distance therefore less stress :)
     
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    Awesome, thanks Mekaeel. So where did you buy your guy from and for how much?
     
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    hey Tim, i bought mines from Julies pets in Gateway. think i paid like R450 or something
     
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    there should be a kenyan shipment arriving tonight if my LFS got the right details... better check tomorrow but i doubt the emperors will be small.. usually med to adult when they arrive...
     
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    In finny's last shipment they got an emporer in that was about 6 or 7 cm long, still had the blue and white colouring with the spots on the back fin, so maybe they'll get more of the same in this week
     
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    go to your LFS and specify to them, to place an order for a small Emporor and hopefully they will get in on their shipment
     
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    I have one of the most stunning specimans.
    He has been with me for Eight years,about 30cm long and full adult colour.
    I purchased him as a full juv and watched the colour change....awesome fish!
     
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    Ain't Emperor Angels coral eater ?
     
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    Yes Warr, just like any other Angel. There's a 50/50 chance of them eting your corals. I have one in my tank,so far he is well behaved. The idea is to feed them heavily so they dont hunt for food and there after end up eating your corals.
     
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    The problem with ordering fish in CT is thattheyare of crappy quality and quite expensive!maybe i should order through a KZN shop?
     
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    Hey Tim.Isaw one the other day at a LFS here.Same place where i bought my other guy from.I paid 5 months ago R450.00 now its selling at R590.00
     
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    wow - thats quite an increase - looks like i will be waiting for summer, when i can get a local one!
     
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    Well hopefully they will show up this season.At times they are spotted and at times,no where in sight.
     
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    has any one had luck getting some this season so far?
     
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