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    Maldives Anemonefish (Blackfinned) hosting in rose BTA

    Very beautiful fish. I just got a captive-bred WYSIWYG pair of nigripes from Pacific East Aquaculture today. I was a little nervous, since I've had trouble trying to pair this species before, but they arrived in perfect condition and are getting along just fine.
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    Rescued Dendrophyllia

    Thanks for the advice! I don't know about the previous owner, but in fairness to the friend who got the dendro from him and then passed it on to me, she's a single mom with her own aquaculture facility/shop, who also travels to and organizes reefing events throughout the year. So she actually is...
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    Rescued Dendrophyllia

    Nice! I have a rescued dendro that I adopted from a friend of mine who grows corals. A customer traded it in, but she didn't have the time or space to dedicate to NPS. I've been feeding it 2x/week for about 2 months. No new heads yet (it came with a couple of smaller ones in addition to the main...
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    The sponge tank

    Love it! My current tank is dominated by softies (gorgonians, pink nephthea, sympodium, and lots of blue ridge) and photosynthetic sponges. It's nice to see a thriving tank set up much the same way. Have you experienced any problems with allelopathy? I've read varying opinions on the safety of...
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    Coral beauty tank size

    I keep hearing conflicting things about tank sizes for coral beauties. I messaged Biota, whose CBs I'm looking at, and they say that 1-3 (added as babies) would be fine in my tank. The owner of my LFS, who's very honest and won't hesitate to tell people no if she thinks something won't work...
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    Hi Bob. I live in NC, so definitely not close enough for a pickup! Do you feel comfortable...

    Hi Bob. I live in NC, so definitely not close enough for a pickup! Do you feel comfortable shipping? Thanks, Kristina
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    Hi! I saw that you had some blue layercake sponge available earlier this year. Do you expect to...

    Hi! I saw that you had some blue layercake sponge available earlier this year. Do you expect to have any more available? I'm looking for some but it seems hard to find now...thanks!
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    Exciting Times at Saltbabies

    Still, those are some amazing achievements!
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    Bristletail filefish: OK in groups?

    I'm planning a new tank that will feature captive-bred filefish. I'm trying to decide between the whitespotted pygmy filefish and the bristletails. I've read about people keeping groups of the whitespotted together without any problems, but has anybody here ever kept more than a pair of the...
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    Exciting Times at Saltbabies

    That's amazing! Do you ever sell any of the pistol shrimp young?
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    Native Species Advice Needed (LI Sound)

    Are you on Facebook? There's a coldwater marine aquarium owners' page on Facebook (you can request to join). There are a lot of experienced coldwater and temperate marine aquarists there who can give you good advice. https://*******.com/ya6xe2dq
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    What kind/ size of clown can be add?

    The only other clownfish I would risk adding is a small juvenile tomato clown. They may pair up. Your original clownfish is a dominant female by now and they're very territorial. Tomato clowns are also notorious for being aggressive to begin with.
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    Want a couple new fish; not sure of best way to add

    Territorial as in they may kill each other. The only cardinals I've kept that got along well in groups were threadfin cardinals. But they're also delicate and hard to come by. If you want a fourth fish, I think the tailspot blenny would be a good choice. Blennies are lively and entertaining to...
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    Want a couple new fish; not sure of best way to add

    Honestly, I think you're fully stocked in a 30G. Banggai cardinals are very territorial in captivity. I wouldn't add another.
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    fang blennies (Meiacanthus)

    Years ago I bought a CB pair of M. smithii, the "disco fangblenny". They got along great and even hid together in the rockwork at night or when they were startled.
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