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Old 09-06-2010, 04:05 PM   #11
 
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Just another pygmy angel....I have this cute little bugger... Rusty angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata) He's not so yellow anymore, I need a new pic. His color has gotten darker, but prettier. And when he is under my one and only light, he has a very pretty deep blue outline around his fins and body. He is FAT and eats like a horse!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #12
 
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Very pretty fish. And just in case anyone is curious, they have a hatred for Zebrasoma Tangs!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #13
 
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What, really? Mine leaves the tang alone...in fact the angel was very intimidated by the tang when I first put him in there. He really picks on my purple firefish more than anyone else... now and then he chases the hawkfish across the tank. He really thinks he's hoss but when he gets near the tang he always backs off. He pretty much ignores the clowns. Maybe mine is the exception?
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:35 AM   #14
 
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What, really? Mine leaves the tang alone...in fact the angel was very intimidated by the tang when I first put him in there. He really picks on my purple firefish more than anyone else... now and then he chases the hawkfish across the tank. He really thinks he's hoss but when he gets near the tang he always backs off. He pretty much ignores the clowns. Maybe mine is the exception?
Thats what makes this hobby so frustrating at times. There are always the exceptions... because we are dealing with living animals who often exhibit individual personalities. Combine that with the different situations that different hobbyists create by their tank layouts, tank size, and maintenance habits, and its is a wonder we can every duplicate success twice!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:54 AM   #15
 
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Just another pygmy angel....I have this cute little bugger... Rusty angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata) He's not so yellow anymore, I need a new pic. His color has gotten darker, but prettier. And when he is under my one and only light, he has a very pretty deep blue outline around his fins and body. He is FAT and eats like a horse!!
That is a nice fish, trukgirl. Thanks for the idea.

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Thats what makes this hobby so frustrating at times. There are always the exceptions... because we are dealing with living animals who often exhibit individual personalities. Combine that with the different situations that different hobbyists create by their tank layouts, tank size, and maintenance habits, and its is a wonder we can every duplicate success twice!
Good point, Mark. I wonder how much of what is generally accepted is actually based on some exception in the first place?
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #16
 
I would agree that gramma loreto would be a very good choice, furthermore, the color it exhibits is more intense than false gramma.. As well as less aggressive.. But i had problems keeping the color on the gramma vibrant, i read that its due to the food and nutrition that they get. And yes, fishes, especially marine fishes do have their own personality, I have heard dwarf angels that nips on corals and some doesnt. As such, it really depends on the individual you get.

And the information given by Pasfur is very helpful indeed. Learned a lot from reading every single one of it.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:10 PM   #17
 
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Good point, Mark. I wonder how much of what is generally accepted is actually based on some exception in the first place?
I wonder as well!!!!!!

I'll get you a new pic of him after band practice tonight. I need a new one anyways, hehe.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:59 PM   #18
 
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Good point, Mark. I wonder how much of what is generally accepted is actually based on some exception in the first place?
I think a lot of the problem with bad information is human nature. People just want to be "right", instead of wanting to advance the hobby. Often they tell 3rd party stories that they don't know the details around and preach it as fact, just to appear authoritative. I think what makes this forum so great is that all of us are willing to say "I don't know" and are willing to change our minds on just about anything when the situation proves just.

I like to remind people, I used to dose Iodine. Austin and I had a long conversation and he convinced me I was making a mistake. To this day I must agree.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #19
 
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Crud, sorry I forgot to get a pic. I finally got a job!! Its been a little crazy trying to get everything in order.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:33 AM   #20
 
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I think a lot of the problem with bad information is human nature. People just want to be "right", instead of wanting to advance the hobby. Often they tell 3rd party stories that they don't know the details around and preach it as fact, just to appear authoritative. I think what makes this forum so great is that all of us are willing to say "I don't know" and are willing to change our minds on just about anything when the situation proves just.

I like to remind people, I used to dose Iodine. Austin and I had a long conversation and he convinced me I was making a mistake. To this day I must agree.
Aside from the desire to be right, part of the "issue" may stem from the desire for answers, period. That is, everyone wants authoritative answers, so those with experience may have begun calling the shades of gray they observed black or white when in fact

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... fishes, especially marine fishes do have their own personality, I have heard dwarf angels that nips on corals and some doesnt. As such, it really depends on the individual you get.
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Crud, sorry I forgot to get a pic. I finally got a job!! Its been a little crazy trying to get everything in order.
Congrats on the new job, trukgirl!
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