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Old 02-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #631
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Have you guys seen this fish before? It is pretty cool looking.
Drs. Foster and Smith Diver's Den® - Acanthurus mata
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:41 PM   #632
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I saw that one! It has no size or tank size for it so who knows how big it will get! lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #633
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I saw that one! It has no size or tank size for it so who knows how big it will get! lol
LOL. Do you think he really needs the supplements in the description? I have never heard of a fish needing supplements.....
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #634
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My refractometer came in yesterday from BRS. I will start hypo probably Friday, maybe Saturday.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #635
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Good luck! let us know how you do!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #636
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Good luck! let us know how you do!
I will . In my 34g thread, did you mean 5 Chromis for this tank or for the 34g? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #637
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for the 125g! I don't think I'd go with 5 chromis in the 34. lol
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for the 125g! I don't think I'd go with 5 chromis in the 34. lol
Hehe, yep, that would probably be too much, lol!

I also want to get some Anthias for this tank. You said sometime before to stick with 1 male and 1 female, right? (As opposed to 1 male and 2 females).

How many months should I have the tank up and running before I add them? My only concern is that I won't be able to get the Anthias to eat....do you have any tips for when/if they are refusing food?

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Well it kinda depends on the anthias you pick. Some are easier than others. As you may remember I lost my first squareback anthias last year in the 125g 2011 plague....whether it ate or not may not have mattered. But I know that fish didn't eat a thing when i had him and I am sure that contributed to his death.

Now the female squareback I have now does not eat anything but forzen food. No flake or pellets for her. It's been at least a month since I've had her and she just refuses to eat anything else. The male is all about any food that goes in the tank, he even skims the top of the water to get food before it sinks, like pellets and flakes. But he wasn't always that way, first few months all he ate was frozen. :-(
You also have to feed anthias's a few times a day, one large feeding isnt as good as 3 small ones.

I think I am going to get at least one more female anthias, maybe 2...I know the tank can handle the fish just wanna be sure, as you've probably read I'm looking at a butterfly fish too.

Sorry for the long post! LOL
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I think I will choose Squareback Anthias, I really like their color! I will get 2 or 3 females and 1 male. I didn't know that I could keep 3 or 4 total in a 125g . Since part of their diet consists of plankton, could I dose plankton if they refused anything else? Or is it pretty normal for them to always eat some kind of frozen food?

One more question, are they pod eaters?

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