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What is your dream fish?

Matyas

Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2017
Location
NW Houston
#1
If you could disregard tank size and money what fish would you get for your tank?
My dream fish is the niger triggerfish, or perhaps a blue pufferfish.
 

sneezebeetle

Director
Board Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2015
Location
Houston, TX
#2
Funny thing...I was just thinking last night that if they could genetically alter dolphins to be about 6" long I would totally have a dolphin tank!

Seriously though, I've been wanting to add a group (3-5) of Helfrichi Firefish for a while now.

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Matyas

Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2017
Location
NW Houston
#4
Funny thing...I was just thinking last night that if they could genetically alter dolphins to be about 6" long I would totally have a dolphin tank!

Seriously though, I've been wanting to add a group (3-5) of Helfrichi Firefish for a while now.

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A dolphin tank sounds awesome, though you would need a tough screen top to prevent huge jumps out of the tank!
 

Tenny

Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2018
Location
League City
#6
Achilles Tang

I know they aren't rare and several members here have them (at least one I know). They recommend 180g but everyone that I've talked to said you really need bigger as they are such active swimmers.
 

steveb

Director
Administrator
Board Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Location
Spring
#8
Resplendent Angelfish (Centropyge resplendens ), Interuptus Angelfish (Centropyge interruptus), Peppermint Angelfish (Centropyge boylei). Good luck getting the 1st one. Totally off limits in its natural range.
 

reeftopia

Vice - President
Board Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Location
montgomery tx, lake conroe area
#12
Just got a 6 inch blueline finally eating after a week. Definitly nice but Scribble is still my favorite. Will never be
able to board them together as they are same genus. Loved my bandit angel, Gem tang definitely up there but
will never be in my budget.
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
#13
I like those mini rays not stingrays. They are around a foot wide and swim like all the time. I like to watch them smoothly glide through the water. I also like those black batfish with the coral red outline to them. I have not seen one in years.
 

Gregg

Treasurer
Administrator
Board Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2015
Location
Downtown
#14
Those batfish are amazing! I’ve seen them at city pets from time to time. They look like they would get pretty big.

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reeftopia

Vice - President
Board Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Location
montgomery tx, lake conroe area
#15
batfish when young are beautiful. they do get very large and loose their beauty. My blue line definitely a favorite looks to be a long
way from getting out of quarantine. Had started eating but only black live mussels. Got to be a pig before tank acclimation.
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Location
Sarnia, Ontario
#20
I hate Piranhas if you like their looks get silver dollars.... In the wild they prey on the old and sick in an aquarium it is usually healthy fish but they can not get away like in the wild cus they are confined. I had black and white vertical striped bat fish.... awesome fish and was a free swimming hardy fish.
 
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