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DarthSimon
07/23/2017, 04:50 PM
So I have a small story to tell. I've been in this hobby for about ten years now. When I first started I was able to locate an amazing super male Lineatus from a shop in Chicago. Coloration was amazing and fish quickly acclimated to my tank with a few days and did well. Unfortunately he died about 3-4 years later in a horrific tank move during the winter.
A few years after that I tried a few different super male specimens and they all came in shipped stressed out, pale colors compared to my former male. I think I tried 2-3 more specimens and they all perished quickly. Hiding for days after acclimation. Refusing food.

Anyhow, flash forward 5 years. I took a nice break from the hobby. Broke down my 220 and called it quiets. A few months back I bought a new house and decided it was time to jump back in ring small. I tried a small nano size tank and fell right back in love with the hobby. Then went to Reefer show in NYC and The Red Sea Reefer tanks really caught my eye. I bought and set one up the next day!!!!

I was searching YouTube and found a guy that sells fish TheReefCorner and he has posted a Lineatus a few months back. I asked if he possibly still had it, didn't expect a thing... He replied no, but emails me a week later he's got a super male. The video was stunning of the specimen. Price was fair. I was also lucky, fish was an hour drive away.... [emoji106][emoji106]

So I picked him up at 10:30 this morning. I had him dripped and done by 1 pm. He hid in for about 5 minutes and them started exploring around a little bit at a time. He is now swimming around the tank and fully acclimated.... Ready for this??? He's eating pellets. I attest this to ED from Reef Corner having this fish for over a week. He must have really been settled there. He was also eating with him as well... Take a look at video below.. His coloration is super duper male!!!!!
Crossing fingers!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZmNgdsETj0

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OrionN
07/23/2017, 11:47 PM
I am glad he is doing well and eating well for you. Best of luck.

64Ivy
07/24/2017, 10:29 AM
My next fish...if I can find one like that!

CoralsAddiction
07/24/2017, 03:03 PM
Nice fish but here's a word of caution. When I had a 4.5" lineatus years ago, I added a cleaner shrimp. The wrasse attacked the shrimp and ate him almost right away. He apparently thought it was food. So, I started adding my shrimps at night.

m0nkie
07/24/2017, 11:35 PM
nice looking fish OP! Got a juvi male myself. they get pretty aggressive tho for wrasse.

Nice fish but here's a word of caution. When I had a 4.5" lineatus years ago, I added a cleaner shrimp. The wrasse attacked the shrimp and ate him almost right away. He apparently thought it was food. So, I started adding my shrimps at night.


I'm starting to add wrasse at night because my baby 3" Tusk thinks wrasse are food :hmm3:

Sharkkeeper
07/25/2017, 06:41 PM
Heres a not so great picture of my lineatus. Great fish!
http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/rsteinicke/media/lineatus_zpsz8p7a5ac.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Sharkkeeper
07/25/2017, 06:46 PM
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah4/rsteinicke/lineatus_zpsz8p7a5ac.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/rsteinicke/media/lineatus_zpsz8p7a5ac.jpg.html)

DarthSimon
07/26/2017, 07:34 AM
Here he is today!!
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170726/e7593096143fc32983b73a6feb6f431b.jpg


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LobsterOfJustice
07/26/2017, 07:55 AM
Jesus that is a sexy fish


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d-man
07/26/2017, 09:09 AM
Looks great