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  1. with more research into private shark keeping, you will actually realize that it it not an impossibility given adequate resources. in fact a basic shark system might cost less than what some of our reefers spend on their SPS systems
  2. physical trauma is actually one of the best methods of euthanasia available to private aquarists, if you do not have suitable anesthetics on hand. but many people are squeamish about such methods. freezing is a slow, painful process of death for your animal. and apart from option #2 here, of which i am not certain, these are in fact very good choices. overall, using a tried and tested chemical will be the best way to euthanize your fish. just to add, NEVER release fish from your tank into the ocean. even if caught from the same waters. even if there are populations of the same
  3. really all octopus species are interactive when compared to other marine aquarium livestock. i was very surprised when i saw a mimic at ah beng just this year. am now seriously considering aquiring one instead of a more common species as i am in the process of tearing down my old 4' fowlr and setting up a smaller dedicated octopus tank (after several years, getting burnt out on the hobby) on the subject of octopus husbandry, of which i have some experience: they should be kept in a species tank - they will eat smaller fish/inverts, are susceptible to predation by larger fish, will be
  4. on the subject of escaping - i kept a wild-caught (bedok jetty) unidentified octopus sp. in my relatively large, uncovered sump tank for a few months with no incident. sump was chock full of live rock and she was comfortable and content to stay in there. since then i have heard from other aquarists also, that provided adequate shelter, food, and most importantly, enrichment, the animal will be unlikely to attempt escape. if enclosing the tank is impossible/not practical, another way to deter escaping would be to line the upper walls of the tank with (scratchyside) velcro or vaseline.
  5. how big is your tank? filtration? what species of eel? do you actually have a tank with the eel/porcupine/shark in it now?
  6. sorry, i dont have a camera. the fish's spots are bluish, but i had seen blue spots on fish labeled as c. fulva online. in any case, i would like to withdraw sales of the grouper. thanks all for the interest and info.
  7. originally from ah beng, changed stocking plan to feature harlequin tuskfish instead. extremely hardy fish, healthy eater. max size around 8-11 inches. currently 4-5 inches. good for FOWLR/predatory tanks. asking $8. it is the red/white colour variety: note that this is not the same fish. collection at upper paya lebar/kovan area. contact me at 91520435. cheers.
  8. saw about half a dozen harlequin tusks at ah beng yesterday. at $25, almost half the price i used to see them at. size 5-6 inches, all fat and healthy. bagged one and it's already taking mysis in my tank
  9. dropping by tomorrow, will keep an eye out. i'm looking for a dottyback eel AKA carpet eel blenny, congrogadus subducens, myself. hope you guys can help me out as well.
  10. just for extra clarification, that is a whitespotted bamboo shark. will get upwards of three feet, and a four foot tank will barely suffice for a pup. would love to get this species but still at the saving up stage of my shark pond
  11. got a pic of the skimmer? and dimensions... pump [included?] what specs are required?
  12. one 250 watt metal halide set for sale @ $150 DE bulb 14k, made by hamilton. viewing at upper paya lebar [or discuss] unit slightly rusted but working well. pendant alone w/o stand or other fixture. willing to trade with protein skimmer, please offer. you can pm me your contact and i will get back to you as fast as possible
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