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Old 06-06-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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Adding Dispar Anthias

I just purchased 3 Dispars and have them acclimating now. Any tips or comments about these guys? I have a 150 thats lightly stocked. 2 clowns, Midas Blenny, 2 watchman gobies, and a mccoskers wrasse. I have a sailfin in my qt that will go in later.


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They should be good to go. They say adding an odd number is good. The other fish should not mess with them.
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I love dispars they are really active. I kept one for a few days but he unfortunately died when a bristle worm barbed him mouth and prevented him from eating.
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Watch the girls!
3 may be the best number besides 1.
I couldn't find the link but I read in several that the females,in particular the most dominant will attempt to kill the male and assume his role.
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Watch the girls!
3 may be the best number besides 1.
I couldn't find the link but I read in several that the females,in particular the most dominant will attempt to kill the male and assume his role.
Talk about bad relationships.........
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Well I added 2 more to make 5 and saw 4 out swimming this morning. Hopefully the other was just sleeping in late haha


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Well I added 2 more to make 5 and saw 4 out swimming this morning. Hopefully the other was just sleeping in late haha


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Is one of the 4 the male?
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I'm not sure to be totally honest. I didn't see at first and tried my best to look when I got them in the tank. I should've looked while they were in the bag. I acclimate in a dark container so I couldn't see through it then.


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I was asking if the male was gone already?
Now with 4 females you need to keep a very close eye on the largest female.
You do know what sex fish you got right???
Anthias are reported to prefer being fed MULTIPLE times a day.(as many as 6!!)
Are you prepared for that?
With a school the greatest competition for food will be amongst themselves IMO.
I fed mine 1x daily but only kept one.
The reason some keep shools,instead of small groups is they are NOT very nice to each other!(conspecific).
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I've read about the feeding and am more than prepared. All are alive and eating flakes and frozen food. Click image for larger version

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