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Old 06-08-2015, 05:56 PM   #11
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Without being an expert on anthias(I am not) I think these guys are pretty tough to tell if the male does not clearly stand out?
I had 2 fat heads(supposed to be pair from #2 LFS) that ended poorly for one in a matter of months.
Are those guys Bartlets?
I had one of them also years back.
It's funny(not really) when a fish jumps out of your tank after 2 years?
Definitely a cool looking fish but one that is still a hard one for most to keep over the long run.
Feed them hard for first couple weeks and on that note you feeding flakes and they are eating them ?
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Surprisingly yes, they have been eating flakes.


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ive never had much success with anthias for some reason. they are beautiful fish but whenever i get one they dont survive
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That's what I was worried about. I just wanted a small schooling fish and had been led to anthias. I'm hoping I can make something happen. Only time will tell.


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That's what I was worried about. I just wanted a small schooling fish and had been led to anthias. I'm hoping I can make something happen. Only time will tell.


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If the anthias don't survive (I hope they do) then a school of chromis would look nice and there are many types to chose from.
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I have one that's hiding behind that refugium up top by itself. Could it be getting too stressed? The rest are grouped in the rocks together.


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How long should I wait before adding my sailfin tang? I didn't want to overload or stress these guys so I've waited. I added them last weekend.


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Do they all seem comfortable and eating well.
The tang will change the dynamics of the tank IMO so make sure the anthias are comfortable first.
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They stay in a secluded spot in my tank but they do come out occasionally and at feeding time. I have max spect razors and I've read they don't like bright light so that's what I assumed they stayed in that spot for.


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For anyone who reads this thread in the future, my Anthias have been in one week and are now venturing out. Just like everything else in the hobby, be patient. These guys are beautiful and hopefully I keep them that way! Thanks guys for the help.


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