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Old 11-10-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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Anthias as a single fish?

Anthias are always seen in pairs or more, as are clowns, but I was wondering if they can thrive being kept as a single fish?

What would the smallest tank a single anthia could live in?....Im sure I could keep one alive in a 10 gal but I want to be humane here. Maybe 40 gallons?

I have a 37 gal aga with a pair of balck percs that are doing great, and a few corals here and there. I have been pondering my stocking list, and a sixline wrasse and maybe a firefish or two would be the next additions. I have been looking at some smaller anthias for a while and simply am pondering the possibilites.

Also, which species would be better suited to this lifesytle?

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Have you done any independent research yet? Do you have any particular species in mind?
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I have been looking at a single lyretail or a pair of resplendent, or a single mail, I know that species is smaller, but if they are too big or to agrressive as a pair, I would keep just a male.

Live Aquaria says the resplendent can be kept in a 25 gal as a single fish.

Are they aggressive?
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lyretail are out, your tank is too small. If you are going to go with liveaquaria recommendations, it says the resplendent is peaceful.
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Yeah, I figured that.

I dont go by their advice, I post here

This will be in the future, I dont rush into anything. I think a single resplendent will be the best option.
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