Should I get one of these for my 110 gallon tank?

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Should I get one of these for my 110 gallon tank?

Post by AquaticEngineer on January 16th 2011, 7:41 pm

My brother and I did the rounds today on the live seafood markets to see if there was anything new and exciting. Mostly the same old stuff, snails, abalone, crab, lobster, clams, oysters, blah blah blah.....

But we found a new place that did have live fish today and these are what they had. They were all about 8 inches long or so, averaging about 2 lbs they told me and they were $7.99 a lb. Didn't know what they were at first but suspected a kelp greenling, which they turned out to be. Looks like they had 3 coloration's in there. Did some quick reading and the color differences are just male, female, and juvenile

My pictures dont do them justice so I'll post google images underneath each of my pics.

KELP GREENLING







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Post by Michael Milligan on January 16th 2011, 11:01 pm

I have a White spotted greenling. It is a great pet. Is is very active and is always swimming around. And at all levels, it doesn't just hug the bottom. It's like a dog and comes up to you when you walk past.

It also thrives in my tank which doesn't have a chiller. It is also not sensitive to poor water condition.
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Post by Hero on January 24th 2011, 7:00 pm

Definitely. I don't know much about them but they look pretty cool. Of course that's not a good reason to get one Razz.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on January 24th 2011, 7:46 pm

I'm gonna get a male/female pair if I can find them for sale again. I went back to the same place a few days later and they were all gone. Sad
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Post by 4PacNW on April 20th 2011, 12:22 am

They can reach 24", but their age at maturity is about 11", so I guess you could try. Other options are the whitespotted greenling that is smaller(to 19"), or the painted greenling (to 10").
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 11th 2011, 1:25 pm

Just realized I never updated this.

I didn't end up buying the large kelp greenlings from the seafood market, but I was lucky enough to catch several smaller ones. They actually weeded themselves down to a male and female pair. I started with 5 of them and the largest male and female paired off and killed the other 3.

Luckily they were only agressive towards the other greenlings and are now a happy couple that gets along with all the other fish in the tank Very Happy
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Post by Hero on October 12th 2011, 12:13 am

Lol nice. So greenlings don't favor their own species; agonistic behavior I believe.

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