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  1. ReefMaster

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    Hi Guys, There is something about the Regal Angel that just grabs my attention everytime I come across him. Its got a great temperament and awesome coloration.

    I cant have him in my tank because its not reef safe, so the next best thing is to shoot a great pic of him. This pic was taken at a LFS. Thanks to the dirty glass :p that added to the effect

    Pygoplites diacanthus - Regal Angel

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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    Stunning close-up..Fishy definately not shy..:p
     
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    nice one!
     
  5. Benji

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    Awesome!
     
  6. ReefMaster

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    Thanks Guys, Its either the Regal Angel or the LPS - very difficult choice to make
     
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    Oceans of Life

    Hi Guys, Here are some pics I took recently at a LFS. If any LFS in Cape Town imports some special specimen of Livestock, please pm me so I can share it with the forum

    Some of Natures marvels

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    Nice pics. Keep em coming
     
  9. Tremayn

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    amazing pics! Thanks :)
     
  10. Keanan

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    @oceanseeker nice pics. Saw them at the shop the weekend, must say that wrasse pair looks awesome. So did the little lionfish and I just had to take it home with me.:biggrin:
     
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    That Lionfish is a beaut, I had dibs on him, but wasnt convinced he would survive in my tank, so im glad its got a good home. The pics are deceiving, but this lionfish is tiny only about a few centimeters

    That is a rare pair of Lineatus wrasses, imagine without stress colours and under actinics.
     
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    Yeah he's real tiny, the reason why I couldn't leave without him. When I saw him I just had to have him lol. He gave me a bit of a scare today. Whole day I didnt see him at all, then tonight right after feeding time he came out. Was I relieved, would have taken the tank apart to look for him.

    If only that pair weren't so rare and the price were a lot lower.:lol: Would love a pair, they are really stunning.
     
  13. ReefMaster

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    BTW, how much were those pair, I didnt dare ask, probably a lot of $$ cos they were a nice size
     
  14. Keanan

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    I'm not sure but I think its R3000(If I heard right).
     
  15. ReefMaster

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    im sure they are R3k each
     
  16. Keanan

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    Yeah they probably are.
     
  17. ReefMaster

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    Watch this space, more pics coming this Thursday. So far no LFS have anything interesting to shoot a pic of, common guys im still waiting to take some pics

     
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    awesome dude :thumbup:
     
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    Crosshatch Triggerfish (Xanthichthys mento)

    Some things rare, somethings beautiful.

    Crosshatch Triggerfish (Xanthichthys mento)

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    Photo taken at LFS Shop - Cape Town - Jan 2012

    The Crosshatch Triggerfish, also known as the Blue Cheekline Triggerfish, has a very interesting pattern to its coloration. The body of this Trigger is yellow in color with many dark lines creating a crosshatch pattern. The face of this fish has very distinct blue lines running from the mouth to the back of the gill plate. The fins of the Crosshatch Trigger are a beautiful blue color with yellow borders, and the tail is red.

    The Crosshatch Trigger is a rare and prized trigger species among aquarists. It has a light golden-green body with a lattice-like pattern, yellow-orange tail, and blue facial markings.

    Triggerfish are rather aggressive and are best kept with fish of similar size and aggression. Their diet should consist of vitamin-enriched meaty frozen foods, shrimp, snails (shell intact), as well as the occasional live food snack.

    Most Triggerfishes are brightly colored and marked with patterns of lines and spots. They are easily recognized by their deep flat bodies, small pectoral fins, small eyes placed high upon the head, and rough rhomboid-shaped scales that form a tough covering on their body. Near the area in front of the tail they have some prickly, spike-like rows of spines. Even though quite small, these tail spines can scratch and cause injury to a person or other fishes. Also because of the rough, spike-like texture of these fish's bodies, they can easily get caught in an aquarium net, and once snagged it can be difficult to remove them from the material without some scale damage occurring.

    Triggers are extremely territorial and seem to be on the move most of the time. In general they do get along with most other fish. They need plenty of room to move around, as well as establish a territory of their own with as little infringement from other tank mates as possible. With a tendency to be aggressive towards other Triggerfishes, especially those of the same species and sex, usually putting them together is not a good idea. Their nature can be unpredictable. Sometimes they can harass and pick on other fishes, and other times they may get long just fine. When keeping other fish with a Trigger, the closer the other fishes are to the same size as the Trigger, the less chance harassment will occur. It is best to place Triggers in an aggressive fish-only tank community along with other larger non-related species such as Groupers, Lionfishes, Snappers, Eels, Hawkfishes, Tangs and Surgeonfishes.

    Maximum Size: The Crosshatch Triggerfish grows up to 12 inches in length.

    General Size: The Crosshatch Triggerfish generally comes in size varying between 4 to 8 inches.

    Minimum Tank Size: A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks as it wanders in and out of the caves. It vocalizes using a "grunting" sound. The Crosshatch Triggerfish are very friendly and make a great pet as well as a great conversation piece.

    Tank Conditions: The Crosshatch Triggerfish should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023.

    Reef Tank Compatibility: Because these fish eat a wide variety of crustaceans and invertebrates, they are not considered suitable in live rock or reef aquariums that may have these types of marine life present.

    Diet and Feeding: The Crosshatch Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

    Triggerfishes are one of the easiest of all marine fishes to care for. Most all species adapt quickly to aquarium life, are very hardy, and will eat just about anything you offer them as food, including fingers.

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  20. Evo R

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    Wow nice pics!!

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  21. Keanan

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    Damn that cross hatch pair is beautiful, gona go check it out later.
     
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