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Old 07/11/2019, 04:32 PM   #6076
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Unfortunately I did not purchase the Regal from DD...


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Old 07/11/2019, 08:28 PM   #6077
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I don't QT my fish in a sterile environment. I do isolate them in the refugium or in my Invertebrates QT system. I don't treat my fish for anything unless I know what it is and I don't treat my fish for Ich.
I don't put anemones, clams or corals into my system unless I put them through a through QT and observation period to make sure that they are doing well and disease free.
My fish always able to get over a few disease that occasional pop up in my tank. I never have any fish disease that kill more than one or two of my fish. The rest do fine without problem.
I never ever come event remotely close to tank (fish) wipe out. Certain clams, corals and anemone diseases really cause me a lot of problem so that is why I QT my invertebrates.


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Old 07/18/2019, 06:26 PM   #6078
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Are the Regals from Sumatra as good as the ones from the Maldives?
I would say it depends. Colorwise there isn't a big difference. And they are as easy or difficult to acclimate as any other Regal.
My personal preference is Maldives because you get small juveniles of under 2" from there while the smallest Sumatra I've seen so far was 3.5".

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I do not believe they are yellow belly? The blue face angels are great from Sumatra, not sure about regals
The Regal Angels from Sumatra are Yellow Bellies.


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Old 07/18/2019, 08:01 PM   #6079
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Knowing that I will have to watch for Sumatra regals if one becomes available


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Old 07/19/2019, 12:17 AM   #6080
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Knowing that I will have to watch for Sumatra regals if one becomes available
Aquatic Collection here has Sumatra Regals all the time and sometimes even Red Sea Regals. Unfortunately they never get Maldives.
I tried hard to find a difference between the Sumatra and Red Sea specimen they had but couldn't find anything. Maybe there is a difference when they are fully grown, but up to 6 inches I couldn't tell the difference.

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Old 09/22/2019, 02:49 PM   #6081
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Hi Folks. I got a 5" yellow belly regal in my tank. It started eating zoas and only zoas after day 3. How long can they sustain themselves on just eating zoas. I have tried live black worms, frozen PE Mysis, PE Pellets, NLS Pellets, Sustainable Aquatics Pellets, Ocean Nutrition Pellets, Cobalt Spurilina flakes, LRS Reef Frenzy, Masstick, and Hikari frozen brine. So far, he hasn't eaten them yet.

Just came back from the store and freezing a live clam. Will stick that in the tank after the wrasses go in to the sand later. He has been pretty active cruising the whole tank so he is not bother by any other fish.

So, how long can he live by just eating zoas? What should I try next(besides a clam) for one that is eating zoas and relatively comfortable in the tank?

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Old 09/22/2019, 03:08 PM   #6082
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Try Caulerpa and other soft macro algae.
Fresh or frozen oysters are also always a good thing to try.
Zoas won't sustain him for long, but the fact that he is picking and eating anything is a good thing.
My Regals eat everything by now, including pellets and flakes, but they always nip on algae.

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Old 09/22/2019, 05:02 PM   #6083
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Definitely try fresh clams. Then rub some masstick on the edges of the clam shell. I wouldn’t worry though. Once they are at least eating something it’s just a matter of time before they start on other things. It’s takes them a bit to get used to eating out of the water column sometimes.


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Old 09/22/2019, 06:51 PM   #6084
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Thanks. I saw him took a couple of nip of the frozen clam. But than I saw him taking a couple of bite of one of my green indo torch as well as an acan.

Now I am stress. I don't mind the zoas and acans, but I got a holy grail torch, an Aussie gold, dragon soul as well as an expensive skittle torch.

If he starts eating clams and oysters, than masstick and then pellets, would he leave the torches alone?


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Old 09/22/2019, 07:18 PM   #6085
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Thanks. I saw him took a couple of nip of the frozen clam. But than I saw him taking a couple of bite of one of my green indo torch as well as an acan.

Now I am stress. I don't mind the zoas and acans, but I got a holy grail torch, an Aussie gold, dragon soul as well as an expensive skittle torch.

If he starts eating clams and oysters, than masstick and then pellets, would he leave the torches alone?
Never really know. I donít keep LPS with any angels. Itís definitely a risk. Iím not a believer in the theory about if a fish is well fed it wonít nip. I the wild theyíd be pretty much grazing all day long.


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Old 09/22/2019, 07:23 PM   #6086
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Any LPS is fair game, especially if they are meat or have long tentacles.
I've seen my guys also pick at some SPS, but there I think they rather went after some pods or bugs, at least I didn't see any bite marks or damage.

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Old 09/22/2019, 10:53 PM   #6087
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I occasionally see a few tips on my sps bitten off. I assume it’s one of the regals but I’ve never seen them go after it. The rest of my fish are tangs, damsels,anthias, and wrasses so the angels are the main suspect.


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Old 09/23/2019, 01:31 AM   #6088
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I occasionally see a few tips on my sps bitten off. I assume itís one of the regals but Iíve never seen them go after it. The rest of my fish are tangs, damsels,anthias, and wrasses so the angels are the main suspect.
My main suspects would be the tangs. At one of the LFS here the tangs in their display tank really went to town on the SPS in there.

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Old 09/23/2019, 08:53 AM   #6089
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Been monitoring this morning and he is still grazing on the zoas. Didn't see him nip the torches this morning. I did notice that the 2 times he took a chunk out of the indo green torch, he went immediately to the cleaner shrimp to get his mouth checked out. Not sure if it was stinging him some how.

That specific torch that he nipped has opened up this morning and I couldn't tell that it was bitten by the regal angel(except that I witnessed it last night and there were green tips floating in my tank). Hope it was just a curious nip and he didn't really like it.

He did polish off the clam with the Copperband last night/this morning.


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Old 09/23/2019, 09:36 AM   #6090
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If he eats clam then you are good. It will take likely a while to get him take other foods, but he can live on clam for quite some time.
I would however always offer some algae. I feel those are critical for long term success with Regals.


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Old 09/23/2019, 11:05 AM   #6091
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Ok. Great. Still worrying about the torches.

I clipped purple seaweed with Selcon yesterday and no go. Will try regular Nori today.


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