01-14-2010, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tommaso889
okay thanks for all your help im still looking for a tank big enough for the bicolor as they are really really nice looking fish
The Bicolor Angel is one of my favorites. Just realize going in that this is not an easy fish to keep. If at all possible, request that your LFS order a species from Australia or Fiji. They ship better and are generally safer investments.
The problem with this fish is almost 100% shipping and acclimation. If you can get past the first 60 days, then you have a hardy species. For this reason, I would highly recommend a long quarantine process, a minimum of 4 weeks. Also, ensure that 3 or 4 daily feedings are available, including an algae clip for grazing during the day when you are not home.
Hopefully this is enough of a warning. Just don't let your enjoyment of this hobby depend on your ability to be successful with a Bicolor, because odds are better than not that you will have a difficult time finding an acceptable species to purchase, and you may very well have 1 or 2 die in Q before you are successful. Keep this in mind when you consider the cost. Although they are not overly expensive, when you factor in risk this is not an inexpensive fish.