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Old 05-02-2007, 11:10 AM   #11
 
I have moved the Clowns to a 40 litre tank.Now they are grown ups(3cm).
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #12
 
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Did the math wrong on that one. 100 liters is about 45 gallons. I still wouldn't recommend a cleaner wrasse to anybody.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #13
 
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Did the math wrong on that one. 100 liters is about 45 gallons. I still wouldn't recommend a cleaner wrasse to anybody.
Why wouldnt you? I have one in a 120gal reef tank and he does his job very good. Never mess's with the fish or any thing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:01 PM   #14
 
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There's a book you can find in .pdf format on Google called From Oceans to Aquariums. It discusses the process of taking fish from their native habitats to the pet store we buy them from. Between 1997 and 2002, over 86,000 cleaner wrasses were imported worldwide. From working in a pet store, I can tell you that less than half of the cleaner wrasses we see survive.

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http://www.ourplanet.com/wcmc/pdfs/aquarium.pdf

I think anyone who gets involved in the hobby should take a look at this.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:31 PM   #15
 
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There's a book you can find in .pdf format on Google called From Oceans to Aquariums. It discusses the process of taking fish from their native habitats to the pet store we buy them from. Between 1997 and 2002, over 86,000 cleaner wrasses were imported worldwide. From working in a pet store, I can tell you that less than half of the cleaner wrasses we see survive.

Here's the link:
http://www.ourplanet.com/wcmc/pdfs/aquarium.pdf

I think anyone who gets involved in the hobby should take a look at this.
I also work in a LFS and most of our wrasses survive. But if you knew how they caught clown fishes over seas you would not recommend thoughs either.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:09 PM   #16
 
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Did the math wrong on that one. 100 liters is about 45 gallons. I still wouldn't recommend a cleaner wrasse to anybody.
100 litres = 22 British Gallons = 26 American Gallons
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:08 AM   #17
 
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There's a book you can find in .pdf format on Google called From Oceans to Aquariums. It discusses the process of taking fish from their native habitats to the pet store we buy them from. Between 1997 and 2002, over 86,000 cleaner wrasses were imported worldwide. From working in a pet store, I can tell you that less than half of the cleaner wrasses we see survive.

Here's the link:
http://www.ourplanet.com/wcmc/pdfs/aquarium.pdf

I think anyone who gets involved in the hobby should take a look at this.
I also work in a LFS and most of our wrasses survive. But if you knew how they caught clown fishes over seas you would not recommend thoughs either.

if anyone knew what they did to catch fish alot of people woldnt buy them. we take alot of fish from the ocean, thats why i only like serious fishkeepers to keep them. if they are serious there are more surviving. it would be a shame to have some beautifull species go extinct because of human arrogance.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:35 AM   #18
 
I am not concerned about my Cleaner Wrasse because it eats what I give it-Tetra Bits,Blood Worms,Brine Shrimp,Tetra Marine Flake Food,Frozen Shrimp......
And recently I have removed the Sebae Clown.Is it now OK???
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:56 AM   #19
 
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There's also a trend towards a decrease in biodiversity in areas where cleaner wrasses are removed. I just don't see any reason why a sensitive, poorly-acclimating fish should be the tenth most traded fish worldwide.

And thankfully clownfish are commonly raised in captivity, so we don't have to buy those fish which are wild caught.
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