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Featured Last fish, make it a good'un

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by h10dst, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. h10dst

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    So the quest continues on which Fish to add next.....
     
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    Any ideas...................:hysterical:
     
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    Glad I have my uses :clap:
     
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    Think I have convinced my wife to let me have a red scooter! As long as they are not boring and hide all the time like my goby and pistol. Can anybody prove my OH wrong?
     
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    I posted some pics of mine not long ago. He 'scoots' all over the sand and rocks and corals (grrr) all day long. I love it at lights out time, he flicks his tail, and all you see is his eyes poking out of the sand and that's where he sleeps. I think he is great!
     
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    Are they hard to feed?
     
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    It's hard to say really. I read that the stuff they eat is so small that you can't really see if they take anything in or not. He is always pecking at the sand and rocks, and I've added live Copepods to the tank just incase there wasn't enough for him. Only had him three weeks, but he seems fat enough!
    I'll keep adding live Copepods to be safe as the clowns love them too
     
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    I think it was suggested in the thread a while back (poss page 142?!) but I went and got a saffron goby yesterday. What do you think of those?

    I think scooters are pretty much like mandarins feeding wise, as said pods so might not be a good idea in your tank unless you will be adding pods on a regular basis
     
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    FINALLY!!! Brought a scooter today!! After the mrs poo pooed on Friday a quick trip to meadow hall changed her mind. Although I know have probably the most expensive scooter in the world!!! Check in lfs and the scooter takes frozen cyclopeeze no problems, which is handy as that's what I feed anyway!! Pics to follow after some acclimate time. Happy days :)
     
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    Hoorah! Happiness at last :D
     
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    Id watch your levels if your feeding frozen cyclops all the time. Sorry I should stick to being more optimistic when posting to you I know how you worry!
     
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    Well he is in and wandering about, followed everywhere by my cleaner, he has cleaned him from top to bottom! Never seen my cleaner clean a Fish as my clowns don't let him, it was quite cool to watch
     
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    will be full of parasites then if the cleaner loves him :lol:



    lol sorry mate only pulling your leg nice to see you've picked one they are nice fish, hope all goes well Big Thumbs Up
     
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    At last the saga ends and everyone's happy. Glad you got what you wanted.
     
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    Thanks guys!!! Hopefully scooter will settle in nicely and everyone will get on well......
     
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    Is it a male or female? The males have long dorsal fins and their cheeks go bright yellow when they're fired up and flaring. Any pics? :)
     
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    Hard to see, but my money is on it being a female from those piccies. Beautiful fish indeedy :D
     
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    Nice looking fish you have there Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Thank you!!! can anybody give me a gentle shove in the right direction in regards to copepods and culturing my own? I know my scooter feeds on frozen as I have seen it feeding today both in LFS and in my tank, but I was just reading a few peoples post on how easy they are to cultivate(?) and I presumme all my tank mates would appreciate some live food as a treat?
     
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