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Old 03/21/2020, 06:16 PM   #6151
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So in 2 years they doubled their length. Mine grew from about 2" to about 5" in 4 years. The growth rate in both cases is 0.75"/year.
When comparing them to flame angels you need to keep in mind that regal angels have likely a life expectancy of 40 to 60 years or even more while flame angels get 8 years old at the most. So it is no surprise they grow a lot faster.

Here some interesting research on angelfish age, growth, and sex:

Age-based demography and reproductive ontogeny of angelfishes belonging to the family Pomacanthidae

Age and Growth by Scale Analysis of Pomacanthus imperator (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) from Dongsha Islands...


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Old 03/23/2020, 10:37 PM   #6152
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Day 5 and she is eating flakes well:



Also, based on the LiveAquaria listings, it looks like QM got more Maldives Regals in.


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Old 03/23/2020, 11:20 PM   #6153
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Iím still trying to entice mine to read. Just hope he starts eating.


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Old 03/23/2020, 11:28 PM   #6154
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Iím still trying to entice mine to read.
The reason why it fails to read English might be due to the fact that the language on the Maldives is actually Dhivehi.


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Old 03/23/2020, 11:32 PM   #6155
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Oops typo meant to say eat


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Old 03/23/2020, 11:56 PM   #6156
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Oops typo meant to say eat
I figured

When and where did you get it?

My new one was going after pods 15 minutes after I released her from the bag.


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Old 03/25/2020, 01:53 PM   #6157
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I actually also like the coloration of the Philippine Regal. I like the dark fish and the bluish chest. Darker fish over all when compared to the Indian Ocean Regal.Here are pictures of my Philippine Regal. My first Regal. I no longer have him. Killed by Hurricane Harvey






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Old 03/25/2020, 02:03 PM   #6158
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I also like the Pacific Regals if they have the blue chest, not so much the ones with a washed out gray.
They actually look their best in darker tanks with almost exclusively blue light.
I'm kind of sad that I don't really have any good pictures/videos of my Philippine Regal that died last year out of the blue.
But my Philippine baby Regal is doing great and I hope I can raise him to become a stunning adult.

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Old 03/25/2020, 04:35 PM   #6159
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Mine was stunning. I have him with Radion at 100% on all channels with no extra blue. He was an exceptional color and slight misbarred.


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Old 03/25/2020, 08:37 PM   #6160
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I am currently quarantining two regals, both from the Maldives. I have the larger of the two eating just about everything I offer now and the smaller one is only eating baby brine shrimp and occasionally pecks at mysis, clam, and krill. These are my 3rd and 4th regals, the previous two being a Red Sea and Phillipines specimen. The two older ones were bonded with the Red Sea being the male and the Phillipine one being the female. They would swim together and it was a wonderful site watching their courtship behaviors. I lost them to velvet (along with all of my other fish about 8 years ago) and am trying them for the first time again now. The smaller one I have is only about 1.5" and is one of the smallest I have ever seen available.

This is a feeding video from 2011 of my original "pair" with the blue belly Phillipine female being far more shy. It took me almost 3 months to get each of these fattened up to the point where they would eat anything that was in front of them and be strong enough to compete with the rest of my fish (as you can see from the video there were some big fellas in the tank with them and a lot of feeding competition).
https://youtu.be/gfmDlkIe7Ck

This is a small clip of the current larger regal.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TD529sUGLhKuqT8GA

Here's the smaller one.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qbiv6Lcrwcy5Cytp6


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Old 03/27/2020, 09:41 PM   #6161
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Feeding my Regals in quarantine.



The little Philippine Regal is done with his 60 days of observational quarantine and I plan on moving him to another tank soon.

The Maldives Regal still has some infected wounds and unidentified spots but eating is no longer a concern.


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Old 03/29/2020, 12:05 PM   #6162
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NYAquatics has some Regals from Madagascar. Anyone know how hardy the Regals from this region are?


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Old 03/29/2020, 12:47 PM   #6163
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NYAquatics has some Regals from Madagascar. Anyone know how hardy the Regals from this region are?


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Based on the other fish coming from Madagascar I would think that they are okay.
With Regals it comes very much down to how the fish are collected and treated after collection. The collectors on Madagascar seem to be doing a decent job in that regard.

Where the Regals from there belong in respect to the specimen from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean is so far unclear as were not included in the recent study that analyzed the relationship of the Regals from different locations.

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