Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Mac: Pomacanthus maculosus

It wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last.
What to do when a fish has outgrown a clients display?
I have run into this issue a number of times and to be honest, although it is a sad day to remove a fish, it is also a great sign of success. Today I relocated (donated) a beautiful prized Pomacanthus maculosus or Yellow Banded Angelfish from Peggy and Carl's 245 gallon aquarium in Crystal Bay, NV to the John Ascuaga's Nugget Trader Dick's 5,000 gallon restaurant display in Sparks, NV. This expensive, gorgeous & hardy fish hails from the Red Sea and is very disease resistant, accepting greedily all types of fresh and prepared foods, and gets along behaviorally with almost all other species. The Angelfish was simply too large at over 10 inches to live out its life in Peggy and Carl's five foot aquarium. With the Nugget's aquarium being over forty feet long the fish will have plenty of area to swim and with their diligent engineering department and Jack Ross, aquarium manager looking after the fish, it will be in great hands. The Nugget's aquarium currently house over a hundred different fish including a Flagfin, Queen, Coral Beauty, Flame and Passer Angelfish, Yellow, Naso, Sailfin, Blue Hippo, Purple and Unicorn Tangs, Threadfin Butterfly and a variety of Clownfish, Damsels, Rabbitfish and Chromis.

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jeffry r. johnston said...

It's great to see you blogging more frequently. You're the first person (I've found) that discusses the aquarium hobby from your perspective. About this post: how responsible of you and the fishkeepers to recognize the fish had outgrown the tank and took the time and effort to relocate it. Well done!

Patrice said...

I run an aquarium business my self and have to relocate fish often to. My biggest problem is to convince my clients to donate or sell the fish. Most don't realize the problem.

btw, I would love to take care of a forty feet long tank! wow!!