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1.0reef

My apologies as I am having difficulty using the search function within this thread specifically, unless in fact there are very few mentions of the yellow assessor fish (besides OP's) in an 18-page thread, which seems unlikely(?).

 

I'm trying to find out more regarding the yellow assessor fish, which is listed in this thread in the 10g+ min. tank size category. What I'm struggling with in particular is that some sources seem to confirm this as the low end of tank size suitable for this fish...but then others specify 30 gallons...and, on top of that, I'm having trouble finding any literature or even customer reviews that mention anything other than these two figures (10g, and 30g) with respect to min. tank size which seems strange.

 

I guess my main concern is the degree of discrepancy between these two figures. If I googled a min. tank size for any given fish and was returned thousands of hits suggesting 12g or 15g...okay, there's a ballpark. 10g and 30g, though...seem too dissimilar and far apart for me to reconcile.

Reading about the swimming behavior, natural habitat, feeding preferences etc. for the yellow assessor have availed me no explanations as to why the min. recommended tank size would vary to such a great extent.

Does anyone have any insight into this?

because live aquaria has large min tank sizes so noobs don't kill fish. The flaming prawn goby is bet for picks but live Aquarians min tank size for it is 10 gallons.

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reefproject

great info on nano fish care and selection :)

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reefproject

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+2971+444&pcatid=444

 

Says Flame anglefish needs 70G plus?

 

I have a 29 Gallon BC, I planned on this being my last fish

 

6 fish

2 clown

1 royal gramma

1 watchman goby

unknown

Flame Anglefish

 

Any thoughts?

nice fish selection :) I'd keep the number of fish to around four unless you're running a skimmer other than the one it came with... when I first started out with a BC29 four fish still seemed a bit much for the filtration to handle (biological and mechanical). How's the flame angel doing in a smaller tank? angels are known for nipping at corals but a friend has had success with one in a larger tank, though.

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controlledentropy

What kind of stunning, in your face, fish would anyone recommend for a IM Nuvo Fusion 20?

 

This will be the only fish. Or maybe one of the max, 2 fish in the system. I want to do an ULNS. Will be running a skimmer too.

 

Since this is the only fish, I am thinking of a royal dottyback. I think it’s called bicolor pseudochromis in this guide. Any better suggestion?

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oneart

I LOVE this!!! Thanks for the great resource!!! 

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uwdanno
On 12/6/2017 at 2:06 PM, controlledentropy said:

What kind of stunning, in your face, fish would anyone recommend for a IM Nuvo Fusion 20?

 

This will be the only fish. Or maybe one of the max, 2 fish in the system. I want to do an ULNS. Will be running a skimmer too.

 

Since this is the only fish, I am thinking of a royal dottyback. I think it’s called bicolor pseudochromis in this guide. Any better suggestion?

IMO you can’t do better than a Six Line Wrasse. Amazing colors and tons of movement. My fav

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mndfreeze

I'm looking for some ideas/suggestions for an aquapod 24 that is heavily planned around being an invert/weirdo tank.  Mixed reef with SPS and LPS.  I love inverts a lot more then fish, but do want a few in there for movement as well as additional biodiversity.

 

I already have a yellow watchman and tiger pistol.  A mix of red legged and blue legged (tricolor) hermits, and various snails.

 

Since its a nano and invert focus'd tank whatever fish I get would need to be peaceful with them.  I'll probably get some sexy shrimp, porcelain crab, pom pom crab, and who knows what else that I can find.

 

Anything with cool symbiotic behavior or unique behavior is a bonus.  Part of why I liked the watchman/pistol so much.

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mtnbikeracer

Great post. Definitely will be referencing for the future regarding feeding.

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TheGabe

Too much Reading!!!

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Beefyboi

Thank you so much for making a clear guide like this. I have been trying to absorb as much information as I can before I dive into this. Seems like there is not really a clear answer on anything in reefing and fish besides tank size and the quality of the water. Everyone seems to have their own opinions on how things should be, but yours is pretty open ended. Thank you, this has helped out alot.

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Zionas

Forgive me but I can’t really agree with putting any angelfish, not even a Pygmy / Cherub, in a tank less than 3 foot long and below 75 gallons. A 3-foot tank that’s at least 75 gallons can house one of the Pygmy / Cherub species. They like to swim around. For the more medium size dwarf angelfish (Coral Beauty, Flame, Half Black, Joculator etc.) I think a 4 foot tank that’s at least 90 gallons would be more ideal.

 

  Of course, I’m sure many of you have done it successfully so just ignore what I’ve said 🙂 if it’s working for you. I’m just a bit more cautious in this respect.

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Diamonds x Pearls

Aquaculture update.

 

Fish available through ORA, based on their site:

Yellow and blue assessors

Coral beauty angels

Cherub angels

Diademas (aka skunkback)

Scooter Dragonets

Yellowtail Blue Damsel

Watchman Gobies

 

 

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Zionas

If only they’d ship to China! I would love a Yellow Assessor and Blue Assessor and a Captive Bred Coral Beauty!

 

   Do they ship directly to hobbyists?

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Diamonds x Pearls
On 4/12/2020 at 4:59 AM, Zionas said:

If only they’d ship to China! I would love a Yellow Assessor and Blue Assessor and a Captive Bred Coral Beauty!

 

   Do they ship directly to hobbyists?

No, you'll have to find a dealer that will buy fish from ORA or Biota. Here in America, ORA has a contract with Petco so that's a really common way to acquire ORA animals.

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