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  • gqjeff
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    HAHA thats funny mine carries frags and small stonees around also.. Funny fish these guys. I have 6 tangs so they all get along very good luckily for me.

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  • Regina
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    Hi Jeff, He's one of my favourites, too :-)

    I have mine 5 years now. He accepted a partner only in juvenile stadium, after the age of 2 he began to fight against his smaller partner in the 300 gallon tank so I had to give the partner away. He is now 21 cm, likes to carry small stones or frags through the tank, throwing them into other corals or clams especially when hungry This fish needs a big tank as he is a great swimmer, or he will go nuts
    Regina

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  • gqjeff
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    That's my son Brock's favorite fish in my tank.. Mines about 6" right now and we are going on 9 years together... Got him when he was REALLY small and he has been in 5 different tanks over the years hahahah...

    Jeff

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  • Regina
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    Yes Steffen, he is also in the new tank and seems to enjoy it :-)

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  • steffen
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    Yea thats a nice guy
    And his name is likely El`Tonno....

    Regina do you have the fish moved into your new tank?

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  • Regina
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    This is a new species:




    a ball belly species

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  • nyfireman3097
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    ok thought soo just wanted to make sure thanks
    Nick

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  • mesocosm
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    Greetings All !

    Are the ones w/ a yellow belly the same name ?
    Same species ... different collection region. Yellow-bellied specimens are typically collected from Africa/Maldives waters, although there is a surprising diversity of geographically linked coloration.

    Care Note: While Paracanthurus Hepatus specimens overall are relatively undemanding, juvenile specimens can be prone to ecto-parasite infestations. Their habit of seeking cover against hard/abrasive surfaces can wear away portions of their protective slime coating. Providing "soft cover" (... like artificial silk plants, or, clumps of live macroalgae ...) can greatly reduce their susceptibility to parasite attacks. Adult specimens are typically most resistant than juveniles.

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  • nyfireman3097
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    Are the ones w/ a yellow belly the same name ?
    Nick

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  • invincible569
    started a topic Tang - Paracanthurus Hepatus - Hippo

    Tang - Paracanthurus Hepatus - Hippo



    Images provided by Bachir of Paris France

    Latin name: Paracanthurus Hepatus
    Degree of difficulty: easy
    Current: low / medium / high

    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-02-2008, 06:57 AM.
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