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PostSubject: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 1:12 pm

well i fell into the "dumbass not doing his research before buying a fish" categorie today. i bought a sailfin tang on sunday, and hes been doing great!!! untill this morning when i found him stuck to the filter. i knocked him off the filter and he started swimming. i came back about an hour later and he was flopping around in the sand about 20 minutes later he died. he starved to death. poor guy now im out 25 bucks and a beautiful fish! so plzzzz do your research to prevent this from happening to you or your little fish.

on a side not i think my mandarin is on his way out too. his tail is rotting away for some reason. i just put a whole bottle of tigerpods in the rocks so he should have way more then enough food. i dunno, today sucks
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:02 pm

That really sucks.....
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:13 pm

Sorry to hear about the tang and specially the mandarin(those little bugars are beautiful).

You have a HOB filter ????
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:16 pm

oh man that sux I don't think I have $25 invested in all my fish haha
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:21 pm

nitty wrote:
Sorry to hear about the tang and specially the mandarin(those little bugars are beautiful).

You have a HOB filter ????

no i dont
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:26 pm

tim wrote:
nitty wrote:
Sorry to hear about the tang and specially the mandarin(those little bugars are beautiful).

You have a HOB filter ????

no i dont

What kind of filter was he stuck on?
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 2:53 pm

canister filter, the suction isnt* that strong. im really bummed about it, i hope my mandarin doesnt die! what would cause a tail to disentagrate?


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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:14 pm

WOW ! ! !

Is the mandarin eating? That's usually a sign of not eating.
How old is your sand?
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:20 pm

I Like sailfin tangs i just picked one up yesterday for my tank. He is doing great. my female purc. nips at his tail sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:22 pm

he was when i got him about 3 weeks ago. about a week ago his tail started to die and he was starting to get thin. sand is atleast 3 years old. i bought the tank running and he said it had ben up for about 3 years.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:24 pm

lol igot they eat seaweed and algae in case you didnt know :)
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:27 pm

Thanks for the info Tim. I have had sailfin tangs before. This guy is constantly feasting on my rock. I only him yesterday afternoon. I feed him this morning he was tearing up some brine shrimp
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:42 pm

I have four rocks i use to rubberband algea to so mu yellow tang always has algea to graze on. Every other day i am replacing the algea. O have managed to put some body mass on him that way.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:47 pm

sailfins are awesome fish! but i like mandarins more then any other fish. i put a bottle of tiger pods in there mainly were he hangs out. between my chromis, clowns, and my sixline i think half are gone lol
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:48 pm

o nice idea, wish i would of known that before i bought the fish
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:53 pm

i just use a algae clip for algae or sometimes Romain lettuce
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:56 pm

I would like to get a mandarin but i dont think he lie me to much. I dont have sand on the bottom of my tank.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:58 pm

Every time I find a fish I like I always research what they eat other tank mates and if tjeu are reef safe or not. I do not like wasting money and time on a noncompatable fish.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 4:59 pm

mine never eat, he stared looking bad after a week.
Finally died after 2 weeks. I hear they like cheatomorpha too.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:01 pm

lgsasquatch wrote:
Every time I find a fish I like I always research what they eat other tank mates and if tjeu are reef safe or not. I do not like wasting money and time on a noncompatable fish.
I also do the same. Research on your fish you want is very important.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:04 pm

I want a mandarin too but o need to start a new tank for them because o have two triggers in my tank. I think one of them took out a clown fish, but that was a risk I took when I got the trigger.
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:06 pm

i think he has just depleted my pods. idunno well see if he makes it
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:07 pm

You almost have to have trippers in their own tank. I want a Obama not going to risk it in my tank with my clowns and tangs
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:09 pm

if you had a sump id say throw him in there for awhile. you could monitor him like that
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PostSubject: Re: do your research   do your research Icon_minitime1/21/2010, 5:19 pm

my ignorance is prolly gonna kill 2 fish. i think im gonna try and find a 12g nano tank for just him and a gf so they can live the good life lol
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