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Old 07/31/2004, 02:34 AM   #51
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This fish has more success rate in a reef system. Mine has no interest in any sps, clams and ricordia. I do not have any zoos but am sure that it will be treat. Thinking about adding a small zoo rock to see if mine goes after it. Will post the results soon.


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Old 07/31/2004, 07:30 AM   #52
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I personally think that they only do better in a reef as they are usually 'better' managed and a lot cleaner. If you were to have a well run FOWLR I can't see why it wouldn't be just as successful.

I have had a Regal now for about three weeks. I started it off in a 55 gal with plenty of LR covered in Algaes, sponges etc as it came from my refugium. So far he eats open mussels (or I think you guys call them clams) with Gusto but nothing floating or off the shell. I have tried freezing Mysis, small silversides and marine green formulae in a mussel shell. It eats everything from the shell until it comes off about 1 minute later, which after that it doesn't touch it.
I'm hoping that once its in the main tank it will learn from other fishies. This is going to be a couple of weeks though as it had a mild case of ich.

Its going in a FOWLR so I will tell you how it goes Jerry W


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Old 07/31/2004, 09:52 PM   #53
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Those are some Awsome looking angels guys.

Last night I come home from work to find my Majestic had died while I was gone. I fed the tank and she never come out from behind the rocks... Suprised, I looked back there to see her on her side, dead. Kind of like moonpods lost regal. Have had her for about 10 months, was a very fat and very active fish. The tank's boss. Even the night before she ate like a beast and was darting in and out of the rocks. There was not a mark on her body when I pulled her out. I am pretty upset about it.


I seen Tropicorium mentioned. That is where my Majestic come from. I like those people up there a lot. My pair of Perculas come from them too. Been over a year now and they are doing great. (Even laying eggs now.) I highly recommend their fish and I think a lot of others in the lower Michigan area do as well. If I decide to get another angel I'll be making the 2 hour trip back north.

I have also always really like the Regals and was just researching them tonight but I really like my Zoo's too... Dont think I want to risk it.


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Old 09/21/2004, 04:50 PM   #54
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Treg, sorry to hear about yoru majestic, but it sounds as if it was a fish caught with Cyanide, this used to happen very often and it has happened to me in the past, fish are great and a few months down the line they are dead for no apparent reason. I did a lot of research as to why it happened and i got a lot of feedbag on cyanide being the main cause.


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Old 09/21/2004, 06:11 PM   #55
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man now i want one. how reef safe r they i have some prized zoos in my thank along with some prized acros and some lps


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Old 09/21/2004, 06:45 PM   #56
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Thanks for the reply. I had no idea Cyanide could take that long!

I'm still hoping to get another one soon. Then next one will be bought from a different place.


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Old 09/21/2004, 07:28 PM   #57
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just make sure the one you get is net caught usually those from Ausralia are almost guaranteed to be net caught, my LFS brings in babies on a regular basis, 2-3 inches.


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Old 09/21/2004, 08:28 PM   #58
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Thanks for the advice.


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Old 09/23/2004, 08:46 AM   #59
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I have a Regal that I got from a lfs on the gulf coast in fl. on vacation. It was a steal at $59 and eating. It survived a 24 hr. trip home due to the repackaging by the nice folks at Tampa Bay Saltwater which we also stopped at. Anyhow, it relishes frozen clams and squid ( both plain and with garlic and selcon) and cyclop-eeze so far. It also eats julian sprung sea veggies from a clip. It does ignore the mysis I've offered.

So here's my question:Most (if not all) of the posts I've read have their regal's in reefs. Mine is currently in an 80g Fowlr. I've got the impression from the thread that some of these guys are real timid. Mine's got some potentially obnoxious roomates:

5in. volitans lion, 3.5 in. dragon wrasse, 3.5 narrow-lined puffer, and 3.5 in. neon/arabian dottyback. oh and a large coral banded shrimp).

It seems to be doing fine, I have'nt had it for that long though, around 3 weeks. It's not timid and comes to eat with the rest of the fish.

I want to know if you think it would possibly do better in: A) my 180g Fowlr (7.5 in porcupine puffer, 8 in. lunare wrasse, 4.5-5 in niger trigger, 5 .5 in bluethroat trigger, 6 in toadfish, 5 in. some sort of yellow lion (fuzzy dwarf maybe).We used to have a Koran in here who just died after 8 mos. or so, I would love to have another angel in here.
or my other option choice B: a 75g reef. If you think it's imperative that they be in reef environment I would be willing to move an inhabitant or 2 from that tank into another to accomodate the regal.
So please any opinions are greatly appreciated. I ordered the scott micheal angels and butterflys book from marine depot yesterday for $29.95. Sorry for the extra long post =)


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Old 09/29/2004, 02:03 AM   #60
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Your 80G fowlr tank really does not have any species that chases the angel. Try making small pieces of mysis shrimp and not add any garlic or vitamin supplement. You want him to start taking mysis if all possible due to its absorbing capability of vitamins and garlic when needed.
I would not go for the 180G fowlr though its bigger in size. Have never kept a regal with triggers but these fish can be mean. Wait for some other advise from RC members on this one.
75G Reef is an option but why move so early. Angel is still trying to adjust in 80G as you have had him for 3 weeks only. Seems like he is eating well so I would let him there for another month if all possible unless you notice some agression by others towards the angel. I would have advised to put him in reef if angel was not already in the 80G. Reef tanks are usually better maintained in water quality and Live rock has more for them to pick on.


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Old 09/29/2004, 09:39 AM   #61
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once my regal got established, it pretty much picked up standard angel behavior--ie pretty obnoxious when it wanted to be.


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Old 09/29/2004, 06:03 PM   #62
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If you have some prized zoos, you should not introduce a Regal Angel. It will make quick work of zoos.


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Old 10/05/2004, 11:20 PM   #63
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Would a Sohal Tang be too aggressive to house with a Regal Angel?


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Old 10/06/2004, 09:51 AM   #64
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maybe ..
my achilles is agressive to slow moving fish and tried to kill my first attempt at a Regal. My 2nd one was bigger then the achilles and the achilles hasn't bothered it at all


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Old 10/10/2004, 07:59 PM   #65
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how are the regals doing guys??? I'd like a lengthy commentary if you please!!


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Old 10/10/2004, 08:48 PM   #66
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I dunno the others, but mine is just fine. Don't exactly remember when I got it either, but it's been awhile now. Probably well over a year...


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Old 10/10/2004, 10:33 PM   #67
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new regal today

hi just picked one up a steal at $70 Canadian, climated very slowly and turned off the lights for the night, Put a big tea cup in and it went right to it. going to quarantine him in my 35 gallon established tank for 30 days , only a tomato clown in with him. then hopefully on to 180 gallon reef, running my uv sterlizer. The store claimed they had no special food to feed it and had it over two weeks. I was really impressed with Sept tank of the month by John C. and a friend of mine who is wood duck carver but recently started doing bass and koi , helped me carve a Regal. The carving was done in one day over seven hours, I just have to paint it. I will certainly post it when I through, so far I am just blown away at how nice it is. The 180 established just over a year, presently large naso female, purple , yellow tank, two black clarkis. Three chromis, one large lawnmower and a psychodelic mandarin. I also have 3 large shrimps are these safe with Regals? I have five colonies of zoos, if it eats them I will move them , are zoos any nutricional benefit? What about black nori is it much different than the red? thanks so much.


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Old 10/11/2004, 05:49 AM   #68
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fool and his money

dead as a doorknob. don't be sorry, another case had to have it. on sale, Put it in the freeze, so when I paint my carving will have a reference. anybody know how to taxidermy?


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Old 10/11/2004, 07:26 AM   #69
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Old 10/11/2004, 07:50 AM   #70
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Thats a shame perhaps putting it straight into the 180 would've been better??


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Old 10/11/2004, 04:04 PM   #71
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Does anybody know what kinds of sponges reagal's eat in the wild. any pics


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Old 10/12/2004, 04:32 AM   #72
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Hi all:
my regal experience is that it's really hard to keep in FOT,but for RT, I think it's better as she loves eating the 'lifes' on the live rock. But it's possible for her to bit the coral, be careful!
In Hong Kong, the regal sells at only 10 to15 US dollars, but for the golden regal sells at 25-30 US. I love her so much due to her beatuful apperence with yellow bar lines. I am only 17, a student in HK, but I love fishes so much. My longest record of keeping regal is only 2 months, don't know why she always get some strange diease...... So sad of her leaving me. I will try to keep still as I love her and not expensive in HK I think US,Canada cost very expensive, am I right? so I am so lucky that can perchase them with low price I hope one day I could keep her for al least 6 months.


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Old 10/12/2004, 04:40 AM   #73
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attach her lovely look

How come JPEG can't be posted?


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Old 10/12/2004, 09:26 AM   #74
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Well I just added my regal. It looks like he is very active in the tank. However, it hasnt eaten yet. I have tried mysis and brine shrimp flake food and it comes out during feeding but does not touch it....I will try angel formula and nori tonight....Im on day 3 of this fish not eating.


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try nori or dulce. Thats all mine will eat.


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