My Wife's new fish.

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Tumbleweed, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Well when I started in this hobby my wife was just a simple bystander who excepted my obsession. Now after a couple of years my wife has her own tank and makes trips to the fish store without me. Which she did today to pick up her new fish.

    Tassle Filefish


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  2. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Wow... what an amazing looking creature.
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    cool little fish :-D Any concerns with it eating your coral?
  4. arod2051

    arod2051 Guest

    Lucky dog. Can your wife talk to my wife? :)
  5. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    I heard it eats polyops but her tank has no coral in it, it is a FOWLR tank. SHe has a puffer, lion fish and snow flake eel.
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I remember when the "aiptasia" eating filefish came about, "hey what happened to my corals" :D

    However in a FOWLR system, that could be quite epic.
  7. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    LOL.. thats the exact fish that my wife wanted to buy for my reef tank... While we were at a fish store, she was like " babe, look at this fish, pretty cool lookin, could we get it for your reef tank?" :O my answer was a screaming.. HELL NO! hahaha
  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Too funny.

    I think all reefer wives want you to get seahorses and puffers too :D
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Like any fish, there are success stories. I know some in full blown reefs. Most do eat polyps though.
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Don't forget the cute little box fish :D

    The cow boxfish, humu humu trigger, clown trigger are high on the list of "oooh can we buy one"
  11. mpoletti

    mpoletti Guest

    I keep a filefish in my frag tank with all types of coral. They are an interesting fish for sure :)
  12. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Yep she likes the cow box fish as well. :bigsmile:
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Yes, everybody needs a herd of cowfishes.

    An entire cowfish famiily in an Aquapod would be so cool :D :D :D
  14. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Seriously though, my wife's first fish way way back was a dogface puffer that we "had to rescue" from PetCo.

    It had sad puppy dog eyes...

    Then it "needed" a Stars & Stripes puffer so it wouldn't be lonely.

    Then they both needed a playmate.... Porky the porcupine.

    Then they all would do the puffer dance and spit water at her to train her to feed them :D
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Pure torture given how large some cowfish (longhorn+ 20") can get. Boo on you for suggesting it :p

    Look at this print from Wikipedia:
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  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Do those large ones still fizzle about like the small ones? It looks like a mean little fish with horns, thorns, and teeth all over the place... but if it has two tiny fins and kind of flutters about it'd almost be laughably cute :D
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Haha... sorry, I should have looked for the sarcasm smiley.

    It's just that I've seen so many people look at those and boxfish in a store, and you totally know what they're thinking :D
  18. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Could you put in a ceramic cowboy with a lasso that has bubbles coming out of it too :)
  19. arod2051

    arod2051 Guest

    I'm determined to get a humu humu in my reef tank that doesn't eat polyps and won't grow to more than 5" in my tank before I die.
  20. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Sure thing pardner :D

    Just got to make sure that the ceramic is anemone safe :D

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