Originally Posted by melosu58
Nice looking anthias and tang. What size tank is this in? Make sure you read up on the anthias as they will need to be fed a few times a day which could foul up your tan. Frequent PWC
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They are currently in a trial 75 gallon reef tank. After a few weeks I will move them to my 220 gallon reef tank. I quarantine my fish in 2 steps:
1.) They are dipped in 15 seconds in a 5 gallon Methylene Blue solution, then are put into a 20 gallon tank with a slight presence of iron. In the 20 gallon they are monitored for any visible parasites or deformations. And this is the tank where I make sure they eat. If they check out, then I dip them one more time in Methylene Blue and move them to the 75 gallon tank.
2.) In the 75 I monitor them for several weeks for any signs of deformations, illnesses, or eating disorders. If everything looks ok, then they go to my 220 and live happily ever after.
And as for feeding, I feed the tanks 4 times a day.
1.) A nice hefty breakfast of Emerald Entree and Brine Shrimp (soaked in Selcon)
2.) Around 1:00 p.m. my dad feeds them with just a little bit of color enhancing pellets
3.) Around 4:00 p.m. I feed them with a mix of Spirulina flakes and color enhancing flakes.
4.) A big dinner of Cyclopeez and Mysis or Brine shrimp.
Hopefully 4 times is enough and the foods I provide are nutritional enough to sustain their needs. I do 25% PWC
I'd like to try my look with more Anthias. I originally ordered 5 Purple Queen Anthias, but I cancelled them and switched for Dispar since I read they were so hard to get to eat and I don't have the best luck getting fish to eat at first.