Peter's Garage Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Mark B, May 27, 2017.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    There has not been a car in the garage since 1995
     
  2. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Needed to pick up some water today and came home with 2 new fish (I am always uneasy about buying fish from Ultimate Aquarium) Anyway I picked up a Wrasse for the 65g ( I think it is a Christmas?) and a Dwarf Fireback Angel for the frag tank. cw.png DFA.png
     
  3. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Watch out for those GHA


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  4. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    There is a bit of green algae (although not very much hair algae) which is the reason I picked up the Angel. He was working non-stop at the LFS picking at the glass. He may nip at the corals?
     
  5. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Yes...looks like a Christmas Wrasse.


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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yeah neither of those fish is real safe. Xmas likely to eat shrimp, angel may pick at corals.
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Yea, we don't have any shrimp (cant find a Peppermint anywhere) and I am okay with waiting to see if he picks at the corals. I came home yesterday and the male Mandarin had his lower jaw ripped off and was dead. So I guess we will wait on more Mandarins.
     
  8. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Christmas Wrasses are generally coral safe just not invert safe. I have one in my reef and so far it has been leaving the hermits alone
     
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member


    Ouch sorry for your loss, any idea cause for the death?


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  10. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I am guessing the Mandarins went at it. They were the only 2 fish in the tank
     
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Was the one that won the same one that won the last mandarin cage match?
     
  12. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    No, we have a new champion! The female killed the male.
     
  13. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Are you sure it's a female?


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  14. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    ?? I know I will not have 2 again for a bit.
     
  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Sounds like your tank has turned into theOctagon


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  16. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    You should see the fish in our 100 gallon turtle tank. There is Red Earred Slider with about 15 South American Cichlids and half a dozen huge Plecos. The Cichlids go at it and they are vicious!! I actually have a couple of fish that the lips have been ripped right off. They are ugly but it never kills them.
     
  17. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    But those plecos are size of child’s entire arm!


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  18. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    That must be one busy tank!


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  19. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Yea, you know you start with 2 Cichlids and those darn things breed like bunnies. At one point we had 100+. I was giving them away on C/L. Now the Plecos are sooo big the eggs don't stand a chance.
     
  20. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Keep an eye out on your polyp extension with the flameback in there. They're iffy at best with the Brazilian flameback being the safer of the two (you can't get the 3rd flameback any more - C. resplendens), but even that species is very hit and miss.
     
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