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Old 04/13/2017, 10:18 PM   #2401
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Has anyone ever kept a hamlet or know anything about their husbandry? I like the look and am tempted but know nothing about them other than they are related to groupers. I assume they eat crustaceans but how are they with other fish and what are their feeding habits?
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Old 04/15/2017, 08:38 AM   #2402
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Old 04/16/2017, 12:48 PM   #2403
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Old 04/16/2017, 02:38 PM   #2404
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Old 04/16/2017, 03:32 PM   #2405
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Old 04/18/2017, 07:40 PM   #2406
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Wow. This would be a sweet trio if I knew I wouldn't kill them




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Old 04/18/2017, 08:50 PM   #2407
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Wow. This would be a sweet trio if I knew I wouldn't kill them
I know right?
I was wondering how much effort DD put into getting a trio of them, they're a tough fish..


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Old 04/18/2017, 10:00 PM   #2408
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I was wondering how much effort DD put into getting a trio of them, they're a tough fish..
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Old 04/18/2017, 10:01 PM   #2409
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They had another one yesterday so I'd say upwards of 40...




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Old 04/19/2017, 05:26 AM   #2410
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Perhaps my favorite Wrasse. I had one a few years ago in my old 225g for about a year and a half before I had to break down the tank. The guy I had gotten it from QT'd it for quite a while to make sure it was healthy and eating. Good to see them around again but not loving the price!


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Old 04/19/2017, 10:25 AM   #2411
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Old 04/19/2017, 10:35 AM   #2412
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Perhaps my favorite Wrasse. I had one a few years ago in my old 225g for about a year and a half before I had to break down the tank. The guy I had gotten it from QT'd it for quite a while to make sure it was healthy and eating. Good to see them around again but not loving the price!
Yea. Definitely an amazing looking wrasse. I'd consider one at the high price if they were easy to care for but with them being so rare to have success with long term I can't do it. Hopefully one day there will be more captive bred wrasses available.


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Old 04/20/2017, 04:19 PM   #2413
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Whoa! Been looking for these. I want a male so I hope they get more. Wish they listed what food they are eating.




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Old 04/21/2017, 07:14 AM   #2414
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There was a bonded pair and then a single female. The bonded pair was priced at $200. I was too slow to pull the trigger.


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Old 04/23/2017, 01:03 PM   #2415
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There was a bonded pair and then a single female. The bonded pair was priced at $200. I was too slow to pull the trigger.
Bought the 1st pair they put up and the Bonsai Coral Beauty. ( Coral Beauty that supposedly stays 1-1.5 inches )

I'm enjoying them. I would definitely recommend getting a pair, heard they have a few more (not sure if they're paired) They're really small though, so take that into consideration regarding flow.

I emailed Live Aquaria before they got here and they said "We are feeding the Biota Captive-Bred Blue Mandarins several types of food. Live foods are Brine Shrimp. Frozen foods are Spirulina Brine Shrimp, San Francisco Bay Brand Brine Shrimp, PE Mysis Shrimp, Hikari Mysis Shrimp and Colbalt Aquatics CA Mysis, Fresh food is Doc's Eco Eggs." Biota told me they fed Frozen cyclops by V20 or Ocean Nutrition when I asked them. They were also really helpful in helping me find a pair.

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Old 04/24/2017, 08:10 AM   #2416
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Oh man, they look great!
Are they eating anything in your tank right now? I was slow to pull the trigger because of the high fish traffic nature of my tank. Wasn't sure they can overcome the more aggressive fish and a couple of gigantea anemones. They would have to go into my display fuge tank.


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Old 04/24/2017, 12:48 PM   #2417
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Oh man, they look great!
Are they eating anything in your tank right now? I was slow to pull the trigger because of the high fish traffic nature of my tank. Wasn't sure they can overcome the more aggressive fish and a couple of gigantea anemones. They would have to go into my display fuge tank.
They eat very well actually, I got them early in the morning so I had to feed my tank right after they got here and they ate. They peck at pods all day, and love Nutramar Ova. They eat PE Calanus too. I have PE Mysis but I think those are a little too big for them I didn't see them try for those. One chased a flake but didn't eat it, no luck with pellets.

They're so tiny I wouldn't recommend in a high traffic tank until they grew out a bit. The smaller one I have was listed as 5/8th of an inch if I'm not mistaken.


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Old 04/24/2017, 02:45 PM   #2418
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wow 5/8" of an inch. That is a tiny fish in my tank.


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Old 04/24/2017, 05:17 PM   #2419
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Old 04/24/2017, 11:21 PM   #2420
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wow 5/8" of an inch. That is a tiny fish in my tank.
oh yeah they're very small. Its really cute but not necessarily practical for most bigger tanks, I'm curious about how long they take to reach adult size as I don't think I've ever seen a photo of an adult Biota Mandarin.

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Old 04/26/2017, 12:30 PM   #2421
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Last 3 orders from Divers Den arrived in 1.025 SG. Makes acclimation a lot easier for me.


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Old 04/28/2017, 04:33 PM   #2422
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So , question from a uk fish keeper to my American friends. Why, oh why, oh why has noone bought this?? A juvenile of this species is unbelievably rare. Ive seen way more peppermints for sale than baby africanus. I know the adults arent to everyones taste but surely the price is worth it even for the 1st years colours?

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Old 04/28/2017, 08:56 PM   #2423
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So , question from a uk fish keeper to my American friends. Why, oh why, oh why has noone bought this?? A juvenile of this species is unbelievably rare. Ive seen way more peppermints for sale than baby africanus. I know the adults arent to everyones taste but surely the price is worth it even for the 1st years colours?

http://m.liveaquaria.com/diversden/I...+3&ddid=353423
I'm assuming not many people want to pay $650 for a fish that becomes one of the ugliest angels in the hobby. IMO at least


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Old 04/28/2017, 08:58 PM   #2424
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I'm assuming not many people want to pay $650 for a fish that becomes one of the ugliest angels in the hobby. IMO at least
It might be rare but rare doesn't make it attractive...


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Old 04/29/2017, 01:22 AM   #2425
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Actually i dont see the adults as ugly seen a few of them and they are certainly prettier than some more popular and common fish like Gem tangs and people dont seem to mind paying a couple of grand for those. Only ever seen one juvenile in the UK and if i saw another id buy it in a hearbeat , amazing colous. Guess I must be in the minority though or someone would have snapped it up


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