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The Petco picture is nothing like any Swissguard I've seen lol, but yeah, I've seen a lot of places before get 'candy' basslets that are just swalesi. The cheapest I've ever seen L. carmabi (the real candy) go for is around $600.

 

that's what i asked the LFS, they said its not the "rare" candy, but a candy nontheless. the more i look at swissguard pics, the more i don't think its what i have... lemme check the invoice from my LFS

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TheKleinReef

swalesi.jpg

 

 

 

 

boom there it is. pacific candy basslet. technically its a swalesi but i really don't care i'm not calling it a swissguard since it looks absolutely nothing like this:

p-79864-swales-basslet.jpg

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jedimasterben

There are two types of Swissguard, the L. swalesi and L. rubre. The latter is from the Caribbean, but their tails have a vertical black bar on them unlike the Pacific swalesi.\

 

 

But does yours actually look like that? That kinda looks like someone Photoshopped it.

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SouthFlorida_Tron

The magic of t5 lighting lol

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TheKleinReef

There are two types of Swissguard, the L. swalesi and L. rubre. The latter is from the Caribbean, but their tails have a vertical black bar on them unlike the Pacific swalesi.\

 

 

But does yours actually look like that? That kinda looks like someone Photoshopped it.

 

no i legitimately thought it was a candy. its my favorite fish and i can tell them apart usually. it wasn't until i started looking at candy basslet color variants on google that i found a similar looking fish. The only difference i can really tell between a "real" one and the one i bought was the blue on the tail fin. everything else looks exactly the same.

 

regardless, its still a candy basslet in my heart :P

 

The magic of t5 lighting lol

 

just you wait ;)

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TheKleinReef

debating on selling the yellow tang and the flame and find some more docile fish.... input?

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1.0reef

debating on selling the yellow tang and the flame and find some more docile fish.... input?

I would do this

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TheKleinReef

I would do this

 

meh.

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1.0reef

You could do a yellow assessor and a few cardinals.

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TheKleinReef

You could do a yellow assessor and a few cardinals.

 

even more meh. if i did get rid of these fish it'd be for something cool. like more swalesi's or real candy basslets.

 

edit: you know things about fish right? LA says swalesi's are semi-agressive, so it'll be brave enough to come out after its acclimated to the tank right?

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jedimasterben

I certainly wouldn't consider them semi-aggressive. They're pretty much elusive pansies.

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TheKleinReef

I certainly wouldn't consider them semi-aggressive. They're pretty much elusive pansies.

 

that's what i'm observing. it'll dart out to chase the flame away, then dip back into the hole real quick. hahah i just hope i can actually see it out and about eventually

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1.0reef

Cool fish, fang blennies are neat, and venomous. That always impresses people lol

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TheKleinReef

Cool fish, fang blennies are neat, and venomous. That always impresses people lol

 

my LFS has a starry blenny that eats pellets, but i see too many posts of them not eating and slowly withering away... i dunno what i'm gonna do. maybe everything will settle down, if not i'll ditch the flame.

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1.0reef

Starry blennies are combtooth blennies, not fang. Fang blennies are more active, swim out more, pretty cool looking too.

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TheKleinReef

Starry blennies are combtooth blennies, not fang. Fang blennies are more active, swim out more, pretty cool looking too.

 

yeah, i wasn't really connecting your comment to mine. loll

i don't see fang blennies at my LFS often though. i did see a male starry leopard though, it was either that or the basslet. i chose the basslet

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1.0reef

Fang blennies are easy to breed, special order one at your LFS from ORA

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yman182

Are you getting dead zones of flow around the overflow in the back with the mp10s? I am debating on purchasing 2 more mp10s to put on the backs of the tank, but not sure if it is worth it.

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Sunar357

I don't care what you want to call that basslet but it's awesome!

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TheKleinReef

Are you getting dead zones of flow around the overflow in the back with the mp10s? I am debating on purchasing 2 more mp10s to put on the backs of the tank, but not sure if it is worth it.

Not at all. I'm getting a surprisingly good amount of flow with 3. But I plan on getting another and placing one on Each side.

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TheKleinReef

I don't care what you want to call that basslet but it's awesome!

It's an awesome fish. I'm debating on replacing the tang and angel with 4-5 more or even real candy's :0

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jedimasterben

MUST HAVE SYMMETRY!

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TheKleinReef

 

MUST HAVE SYMMETRY!

 

I MUST HAVE IT. i had to redo my scape a few times to get it relatively symmetrical, its still off a bit...

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jedimasterben

Well, scapes shouldn't be symmetrical. Go for 5/3.

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