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Old 06-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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Anthias (Wreck Fish) Fighting!

I bought three Anthias (or Wreck Fish as they are commonly known as over here), two of them are doing what looks like kissing aggressively? I wonder if they are fighting cos I know they have hooks in their mouths? Are they vying for dominance?

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What species of Anthias? It sounds like you may have two males which is going to result in endless fighting until one is dead. Anthias must only be kept one male per tank.

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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I ordered 3 anthias online once and they gave me 3 males when I asked for 3 females(didn't know they were males)....they were in QT and only one made it out. I never saw them fight but there eyes got glossed over and bulged so i think they must have went for the eyes...ouch!
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