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Old 01/20/2005, 09:35 PM   #201
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Cool, Mine is about an inch bigger than yours I love the bottem fin w/ the Blue and Rusty Bronze color from the RS Regals.


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Old 01/20/2005, 10:16 PM   #202
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cool... mine has been doing very well since day 2... i bring it hme on day 1 and it was looking very stress from the way it breathes at at first i thought it was not going to amke it... but on day 2 it was doing well.. and ard day 4 it start eating frozen mysis and brine.... IOts been darting in and out of liverock for the first week but now it just swim openly ... lapping ard the tank..... I had a zoos garden.. My experience with this fish is that this regal only wack zoos that are sickly or cover ina lgae... it wun wack healthy zoos....

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Old 01/21/2005, 07:45 AM   #203
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Wow cool! Your experiance sounds almost identical to mine.


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Old 01/21/2005, 08:13 AM   #204
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I had zoo's also, there gone now.......


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Old 01/21/2005, 10:51 AM   #205
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I found this 4" Regal at one of the LFS. I'm not sure of the origin of the fish (Iforgot toask!). They had it for 6 weeks and were feeding it freeze dried blood worms of all things. I asked to see the fish eat and it did so I took a chance on it. I treated it with copper in a quarantine tank for a few days then I read how copper can interfere with a fishes sense of taste and I did not want her to stop eating, so I trasfered her into my main tank. My yellow tang immediately took offense to the new-comer with the usual tail fanning like I thought it would. But with the Regal being a good inch larger it paid no attention to the tang. Now they get along great. The Regal ate a few sponges that I had growing in the tank as well as grazed on a very large white sea squirt that had been growing for over a year. She's eaten a patch of small brown zoos with orange centers but left everything in the tank alone. She's adjusted well to tank life and comes to the front whenever I am by the tank. I feed her Hikari Marine Angel frozen cubes thawed in tank water and feed with a pipette which she eagerly eats from. She also eats mysis and grazes on the rocks and glass. Here's my pride and joy of the tank:




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Old 01/21/2005, 10:55 AM   #206
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Looks like an Indo Regal, Also its not good to treat Angels w/ copper as you now know.


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Old 01/21/2005, 12:24 PM   #207
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I thought I would relate this sad story. I posted picks of my regal on the first page of this thread. I was married on October 30, 2004. We left for the Bahamas the next day. I returned home to find my return pump had gone offline. Everything in my tank was dead, including my HEALTHY, eating all prepared food, not picking at anything in the tank including zoos, Regal Angel. So if anybody needs to get rid of theirs, I would be happy to help you out.


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Old 01/21/2005, 12:35 PM   #208
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Quote:
Originally posted by dvmsn
I thought I would relate this sad story. I posted picks of my regal on the first page of this thread. I was married on October 30, 2004. We left for the Bahamas the next day. I returned home to find my return pump had gone offline. Everything in my tank was dead, including my HEALTHY, eating all prepared food, not picking at anything in the tank including zoos, Regal Angel. So if anybody needs to get rid of theirs, I would be happy to help you out.
I'm sorry to hear that. Major Bummer.

You live in Georgetown? Is there a LFS around there other than Myrtle? My family has a place down there. Technically in Georgetown.


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Old 01/21/2005, 01:00 PM   #209
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Only in Myrtle Beach.


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Old 01/21/2005, 01:33 PM   #210
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I have had a Regal for almost a week, and still have not seen it eat anything. Zoos have not been touched, but the fish is always hidding in the rocks. Wondering what people have had luck with getting them to eat.

I have tried Cyclopeeze, frozen mysis and brine, different flakes.


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Old 01/21/2005, 01:43 PM   #211
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Did you see it eat anything at the LFS?


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Old 01/21/2005, 01:47 PM   #212
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Along with the recent success in keeping this species on more of a regular basis comes those specimens that will just refuse to eat until they completely waste away. It's a good indicator of health on many fish, but most importantly with these guys. Just keep throwing different things at him... They could last a while on picking alone...


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Old 01/21/2005, 03:59 PM   #213
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I actually didnt get him at a local fish store...I had someone pick him up from a local supplier here in L.A.

It is extremely healthy looking, and very bright colors...just not seeing him eat.

He lets the dam shrimp crawl over him...maybe he should just eat them.


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Old 01/21/2005, 04:58 PM   #214
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Try Fresh Clam or Oyster on the 1/2 shell on an alge clip, that worked for me. Also I think a major part of why these fish won't eat at first is because they are extreemly shy. Don't try to spy on him just put the food in and walk away, they can see you from about 20 feet away. Trust me I KNOW HAHA.


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Old 01/21/2005, 06:11 PM   #215
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Mine just started eating frozen Cyclopeze today! She's been watching the other fish feed on them for a few days and tonight she decided to try them and ate quite a bit.


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Old 01/21/2005, 07:33 PM   #216
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haha i was feedig mysis one day and it just viola.. start to eat


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Old 01/30/2005, 06:33 AM   #217
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Alright! Picked up a cute little juvi. Red Sea regal on Friday. He's about 2 1/2-3" with really nice coloration. I'm stoked now because I just saw him taking a bunch of Spectrum Pellets and then going #2 after that.

About 5 minutes prior to feeding the tank I have been adding 7-10 drops of Kent Garlic Xtreme to the water to try and get them in a feeding frenzy (hey it's worth a shot). It's funny because I just came 4th place in a pretty good sized poker tournament but I'm 100x more stoked about this! Oh, and the coolest part, I do see him picking a stuff on the rock, however he hasn't even taken a second look at SPS, zoas, blastos, acans, favias, ricordea etc. I'll keep you guys updated...


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Old 01/30/2005, 11:22 AM   #218
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I've read through every post in this thread and haven't heard a single report of anyone's regal eating or picking at sps. Has anybody observed this behavior in their regals?

I'm considering trying a regal after I had a bad experience with a recent attemp at a juvi emperor. I QT'd it for 6 weeks and then the day I put it in the tank it did a real number to several sps corals. Ended up having to tear down the entire 280 to get it out.


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Old 01/30/2005, 05:32 PM   #219
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I've had mine in the dispplay tank for 3 weeks now and it has not touched any SPS at all. It has however eaten all the smaller zoos but leaves the larger button polyps alone. It takes the odd bite out of some pulseing Xenia polyps. Some of my pulsing Xenia's look like they're flipping me the bird now. All of these types of softies I don't perticularly care for anyway. The Regal really likes to nibble on the sea squirts and sponges I have growing all over the tank. She's eaten some patches but they are sprouting up in other areas of the tank. Especially in the substrate. I figure the sea squirts go through the Regal's digestive tract and somehow manage to re-grow out of the feces.


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I think my Regal thinks she's all domesticated and stuff....

She has yet to touch anything in the tank other than the food I put in. Including various sized Zoos and even some sponge that is growing in a little cave. Whenever she sees me she rushes to the front of the tank and tries to get my attention.

I did try some blackworms a couple weeks ago. She didn't try them until a few days of all the other fish eating them. Now she goes crazy over it.


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Old 01/31/2005, 06:50 AM   #221
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Yes! The little guy is now aggressively taking in flake food (formula 1).


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Old 01/31/2005, 07:01 AM   #222
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I can't get mine to eat anything but Mysis, I've tried several flakes, oyster, squid. I may get a clam and try that, it did clean up my zoo's. I feed three small fish and the Regal a cube of Mysis each day, plus some flakes, not much though. Is that enough food for them?????

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Old 01/31/2005, 07:16 AM   #223
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Hi all,

I am looking to get a Regal angel but I am concerned on getting it to eat prepared foods. I am going to be getting a couple of ball sponges for him to feed on to hopefully give it some time to get used to being in the tank and prepared foods.

My tank is a 180 SPS dominant tank. (3) 250 watt hqi's with (4) 110 watt o3 vho's. Tank has been running for over 1 year and all parameters are in check.

I would like any and all advise on what to do to get him to accept prepared foods.

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Old 01/31/2005, 08:27 AM   #224
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IMHO, I would start feeding him the food that you will be feeding him on a regular basis. I've found some fishes don't like to change once they've found a food they really like. Some Regals will eat like pigs and some are very picky.

If you get a Regal make sure he's eating first. I've had some fish that I've not added any special food to entice them to eat. They will not touch anything for a day, perhaps, and then start to eat. I've been VERY lucky in this respect.

On the other hand I have one fish that will eat nothing but very live food. He used to pick a little on the rocks, but now he waits for living black worms, and ignores everything else.


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Old 02/01/2005, 06:16 AM   #225
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After bout 3 weeks in my tank, my regal finally started eating. I was so worried and already considered him a gonner. I'm so stoked he finally ate.

He's now eating free floating frozen food. He's not the fattest specimen in my tank but hopefully over time, he'll eat everything I give him. At one point I bought a sponge but didn't really touch it.

I'll post pics shortly when he gets a little fatter.

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