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 Post subject: New Tangs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:34 pm 
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just got my shipment from razzo and i couldn't be more pleased. these fish are incredibly stunning in person. i highly recommend that you guys get some from russ if he still has any. i got 9 black congo white pearl calvus, and 5 muzi gold head comps. i can't believe i finally have these guys in my tank. i've been relentlessly hounding russ for months about getting some of his altos since i first saw pics of his last batch. i'm sure he's happy to have finally shut me up too. lol. bassetman went in on a group buy with me and got 4 kilesa which now that is see them and how active they are i wish i could keep them for my own collection. i'm positive he will be thrilled with them. and now for some pics. sorry i'm working with a cheap camera and i am not a great photographer.

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Looks good, Cannot wait to get up there to Spokane land and get them from your evil clutches. :twisted:

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iandraco wrote:
just got my shipment from razzo and i couldn't be more pleased. these fish are incredibly stunning in person.
You guys were GREAT to deal with!!! So glad you are very happy with them :D



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bassetman went in on a group buy with me and got 4 kilesa which now that is see them and how active they are i wish i could keep them for my own collection.
You should see them with some fine sand. In about six months, one of the males will start to color up, start digging his pit and building his sand castles and start displaying. The bigger he gets the more vibrant his colors will become. Non stop action - very fun to watch.

BTW: bassetman, I highly recommend CaribSea Bahamas Oolite sand (non Arag alive version). It is VERY fine and they LOVE playing in it.



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kilesa...i wish i could keep them for my own collection...
There is more where those came from :wink:


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Hey bassetman, of course determining gender is difficult at this size; however, I put a group in a small observation tank and studied them to do my best to make sure you got a couple males. I think I was able to pick out, at least, two males. Based on these pictures, I think we got them for ya.

Bottom left corner and bottom right corner (the ones with blue on them).
The flash helps with these guys.
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I'll get some of that sand ordered Today.....I was going to ask where you got that very fine sand from. They look great in the pics, I'll be in touch soon about another 8 or so more.

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I just got done writing post on WAfishbox that I thought it was 2 males 2 females. I read as much as I could about these guys ,I want to give them a good home.

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Where did you fin (non Arag alive version) ? I cannot find it.

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Oooops I figgered it out , sand is on the way.

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Oooops I figgered it out , sand is on the way.


I think it may be the Aragamax sand??? I can't remember for sure.

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bassetman wrote:
...I want to give them a good home.


I think you have my phone number. You are welcome to call me and I would be happy to share what I have learned.

Two biggest things to point out at this time:
1) They are JUMPERS!!!!! Rocket is a better description. Secure the top of your tank!!!! Keep this in mind when doing maintenance. Stand in front of the tank for a few minutes and they will calm down. Stick your hand in the tank slowly at first and they will calm down. They are the puppy dogs of the tang world - they want your attention and I have had them even net themselves for me :lol: If you ever have to catch one just move very slow and you can easily net them. They also take awhile to get active after turning the lights on. Easy to catch.

2) pH drops are very tough on them (more so than any other Tang I have kept). pH drops will kill them. Watch you water changes!!!! Warning signs are reduced activity and labored breathing (trust your instincts and evacuate to another tank asap and you will save them).

3) Food: They are eating NLS Grow right now and the HBH Staple Flake that I gave you a sample of (Ian has a bag for you).
Once they get a little bigger, Dianichi Ultime Krill sinking pellets is one of the best things you can give them (I have a buddy who may want to sell of the last of his bulk supply - let me know if you are interested).
Frozen mysis as a treat - also works wonders to help a breeding program.

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Please pm your number if you could. I am prepared for jumpers the tank has a total coverage top they will be in the 125 with the cyps whole bottom will be the oolite sand.

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brought bassetman his kilesa last night. Russ and i each pitched in to get him a couple extra kilesa as a surprise. he seemed very happy about that. also sent him home with a group of my julidiochromis marlieri fry and he brought me his beta male kigoma front and 15 of his jumbo kigoma cyps. 10 juvies and 5 adults including one holding female. i thought i was getting a dozen juvies. can't believe the female held through the trip and 12 hour acclimation. looks like i got a surprise too! thanks bassetman! :) will post pics once they settle in.

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Glad to have turned the surprise around. all the new fish are doing great and settling in.....pics when they get fully acclimated and I can put some light on them. :D

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here's some updated pics on my new tangs. sorry it took so long to post these. i've been lazy.

first off here is bassetman's beta male i just picked up from him. he has already become my favorite kig. boldest colors and the most personality.
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some of the cyps i picked up from bassetman. their colors get better every day. just hard to get pics when the males flash at each other.Image
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here's some pics of my BCWP calvus and Muzi gold head comps from Razzo
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wide shot of the tank with my latest 3D background.

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Please be patient growing as the Altos on is a long job but as the parents show well worth the effort. They look beauties. I'm going to stock my new tank fully in December when I'm fully mobile again. Seeing the pictures has made me look seriously at searching out some wild caught gold heads.


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