Frank's tang community tank

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    In truth the thread should be titled tang community in progress as the tank is only housing 2x A. calvus "black sumbu" at the moment with another 3 growing out a bit in a separate tank.

    The plan is to add a group of cyprichromis and a shell dwelling specie to the tank once Stone Aquatics get new stock in. Also on the wishlist is a small group of S. petricola at some point.

    I'm really happy with how the tank has come together so far and I must say thanks for the advice and great fish received thus far from Jack Stone.
     
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    Nice - I love the Tangs!
     
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    Beautiful fish !!
     
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    Nice Calvus there, you in good hands with jack! Enjoy watching them grow, it's the slowest process but worthwhile
     
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    Looking good.
    I like the plants with the rocks.
    Gives more of a natural feel, more so than just rocks alone
     
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    Thanks guys

    I pre ordered 6 leptosoma utinta from Jack yesterday which should be arriving mid to late January.

    I have also just seen a wriggler hanging on to my calvus female as she came out of her shell. Super excited to say the least.
     
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    Nice,also bought some from jack in November, would say go with a few more. I have 6 in my tank and wish I had gone with more. How old are the Calvus?
     
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    Not sure of the age of the calvus as I have only had them since mid December. The male is around 9cm and the female about 7-8cm.

    I am worried that more than 6 utinta would be a bit too much for a standard 1.2m tank when they are fully grown. I'll rather add a few more at a later stage if I need to. They might even decide to take a hint from the calvus and increase the numbers on their own.
     
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    I'm am one very happy calvus keeper. I now have about 53 new calvus to watch as they grow up.
     
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    Excellent
    Al calvus is a very slow growing species of Tang in my experience
     
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    @Frank, those little guys look awesome.

    Please let me know in future if you want to part with any of them.

    Cheers,
     
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    Congrats!! Very nice.
    Where are you living? (Not on your profile?)
     
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    Stunning@Frank and congratulations!

    If I loose my head and decide to set up another tank it will deffinately be a tang community
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    Unfortunately due to a pretty steep learning curve I only have 9 calvus fry left, but those that have survived are eating well and growing even if only at a slow rate as is to be expected from them.

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    My Cyprichromis leptosoma "utinta" which were pre ordered from Stone Aquatics arrived on Wednesday afternoon.

    Once again I am very happy with the quality and health of the fish received. They have settled in and will hopefully start colouring up in the next week or so.

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    I am quite happy with the growth rate of my calvus fry so far. With all the information on the web pointing to very slow growth rate I wasnt expecting them to be pushing 1,5cm already.

    I spotted a lone fry from this batch happily swimming in the main tank, it is quite a lot smaller than his/her siblings since it is having to scavenge for food as opposed being served freshly hatched brine shrimp. What surprises me most about the situation is that the male calvus has shown no interest in predating on the lone fry as of yet. The fry has set up camp on the substrate in the middle front section of the tank and shows no fear in swimming up off the substrate in full view of the male in order to snatch a piece of food.

    And to end this post with a bit of good news, the female calvus had some more wrigglers hanging on to her yesterday morning as she reversed out of her shell.
     
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