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  1. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    an Orange Spotted Filefish in an all LPS tank? Assume it's taking prepared foods and/or regularly supplied with dead acros.

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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    They have a tank at the Cal Academy (want to say it was "Rich Ross'" tank) where they got one of these in a tank with some fairly meaty LPS. But it's been a while since I've been, so my old memory might be fogged.
     
  3. Bruce Spiegelman

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    By all reports they seem to only eat a very narrow type of SPS. Just curious why we don't see them in LPS tanks more often -- other than the fact they have to be weaned to prepared foods.
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Maybe people simply don't want to take the risk?
     
  5. Kremis

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    yes, i had one in my 28 gallon for a year. ordered it from liveaquaria. was in a mixed reef with LPS, SPS, softies etc. the only coral it ate was a digitata. Liveaquaria has theirs already on prepared foods when they put them up in the DD, and its pretty fair too generally 40-50 dollars. mine died from an internal infection of some sort, I documented it on RC here http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2590202
     
  6. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Ya -- there's one on LA now for $45.00.
     
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    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Be careful LA and DD are two separate entities.
     
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    Sorry -- it's actually on DD.
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    No need to apologize, just wanted to make sure people know the difference. LA is where all sorts of questionable transshipped fish (kind of like a certain group buy :D) are kept in holding pens of varying sizes kind of like the worst LFS in all of existence. Diver's Den on the other hand has the fish looked after, and in a more "natural" environment, kind of like the best LFS in all of existence.
     
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    My understanding is that they need to be fed multiple times a day?


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  11. Kremis

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    twice a day kept mine fat
     
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    Frozen, right?
     
  13. Kremis

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    yeah, brine and chopped up mysis. their mouthes are too small for full pieces
     
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    I had a matted filefish for a while, before a sad accident with a pump.
    It ate, my guess in order of preference:
    neon toadstools (the stalks only)
    Aptasia
    Some small Zoas, but it avoided most of them.
    Sinularia, but only the small ends
    Majanos

    I never noticed it touching any SPS, but there was so much else to eat, perhaps it never got that far.
     
  15. robert4025

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    I have three in the shop that's eating pellets. Been tanked for about two weeks now.
     
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    Id like to try one Robert. Let me know how to reserve one. I'm in Hayward
     
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  17. Kremis

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    oh wow, did they come in eating or did you guys wean them?
     
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    We trained them ourselves. We keep them with a bunch of other fish so they learned by watching.
     
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    Also...my food mix has a million ingredients in them, including freeze dry Cyclop-eeze so it was easy to get them to eat.
     
  20. Kremis

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    thats so cool! most LFS dont take the time to do that, so i think its awesome that you guys are weaning them before you sell.
     

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