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Korak
07/21/2016, 11:24 AM
Any suggestions on where to buy say 2 large and 4 small Flame Angels?

collegereefs
07/21/2016, 08:47 PM
I would try liveaquaria.

ThRoewer
07/22/2016, 03:20 AM
Aquatic Collection in Hayward, CA - They ship. When I was there today (or by now yesterday) they still had a good number of different sizes and there were clearly sexable individuals among those.
I was thinking to get a pair, but passed since all my tanks are full with regals.

Korak
08/01/2016, 06:50 AM
thanks for the replies !!

Wilrok_1
08/18/2016, 09:24 AM
Has it ever been done before ? Where can info be found ?

Luis A M
09/02/2016, 11:13 AM
I bought yesterday at a local importer/wholesaler with a special "buy 6,pay 5".Yet I had to pay USD 160 ea.

ThRoewer
09/02/2016, 12:20 PM
I bought yesterday at a local importer/wholesaler with a special "buy 6,pay 5".Yet I had to pay USD 160 ea.

That's about $100 more than the retail price around here. How much do they usually cost in stores there?

Wilrok_1
09/02/2016, 03:16 PM
I bought yesterday at a local importer/wholesaler with a special "buy 6,pay 5".Yet I had to pay USD 160 ea.

Very expensive ! Here in Chicago the run around $60 uSD

Wilrok_1
09/02/2016, 03:16 PM
I'm curious have they been breed in captivity before ?

albano
09/02/2016, 04:51 PM
Very expensive ! Here in Chicago the run around $60 uSD

'High volume' LFSs around here usually have them priced $30-45...

Luis A M
09/02/2016, 07:12 PM
'High volume' LFSs around here usually have them priced $30-45...

I know that.Fishes here are priced about 2-3 times what they retail in USA.
We have just one importer/wholesaler.Freight cost of livestock is blamed,since we are far from most commercial routes.
But for some reason,pumps and other equipment made in China are rather cheap,sometimes even cheaper than in USA.:hmm2:

ThRoewer
09/03/2016, 04:06 PM
Dry goods can be shipped cheap, but livestock has to go with express air freight.
I would suspect that most livestock in South America comes in via one of the US hubs or even from US wholesalers.

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OrionN
09/04/2016, 06:40 AM
Any suggestions on where to buy say 2 large and 4 small Flame Angels?
Best of luck to you but IMO reefers who are well verse enough to successfully breed Angels does not need to go only to ask where he can get brood-stock.

Flame angels are dimorphic, live and breed in haremic mating system. They spawned at dust and broadcast their fertilized eggs. You can have one male with multiple females. He will court and breed with all of them every night (if you take good care of them). You will need some devise to collect the eggs and go from there.
Flame angels originated at various collection site are different in term of how red they are. If you are serious, spend the money and get the ones from Tahiti or Hawaii. These are redder than others. All you need is one pair, and you will have all the eggs you need if you take care of them.

Luis A M
09/05/2016, 01:19 PM
Roewer,no,only occasionally we get US shipments in Argentina,which include ORA fish.
Most of the times,they come from Philippines,Sri Lanka and Bali.
Korak,I assume you´re going to set two groups of one large & two small fish in each tank.Sounds like a plan.

Korak
09/16/2016, 09:35 PM
I'm curious have they been breed in captivity before ?
yes many times but nobody seems to have brought them to juvenille state in quantity

Korak
09/16/2016, 09:36 PM
Roewer,no,only occasionally we get US shipments in Argentina,which include ORA fish.
Most of the times,they come from Philippines,Sri Lanka and Bali.
Korak,I assume you´re going to set two groups of one large & two small fish in each tank.Sounds like a plan.
sounds good to me....maybe just one male and one female per tank

Korak
09/16/2016, 09:38 PM
I always read they are pretty agresive with each other

Luis A M
09/17/2016, 09:57 AM
I always read they are pretty agresive with each other
Less agresive than other angels;you have to put 3 young fish at the same time in a large tank with plenty of hiding places.Your worst scenario is to add a smaller fish in a tank with a larger established resident.In that case,you must divide an area with eggcrate for some time.