Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-16-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rive1404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 284
New Sailfin Tang and Dispar Anthias!!!

I recently acquired a harem of Dispar Anthias and a somewhat small Sailfin Tang. I was initially afraid of buying the Anthias as they are typically skiddish and are difficult to get eating, but both the Sailfin and Anthias ate immediatel; like pigs at that. Thought I would share with the rest of AA.




The Tang has a small indention at the base of his lateral line, which I'm assuming is HLLE. Hopefully nothing a little nori and Emerald Entree can't fix.

Thanks for looking!
__________________

__________________
rive1404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
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`s will be needed.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rive1404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by melosu58 View Post
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`s will be needed.
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 every Saturday.

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.
__________________
rive1404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
DallasFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 365
Excellent fish, congratulations!
__________________
~Mike
29g - 55g - 75g (through-the-wall)
Like the site? Let people know... Vote for AA !

DallasFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rob28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: chicago
Posts: 440
the tang is beautiful!
__________________
"Why So Serious"
joker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIftOkWbLWo
rob28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Feeding 4 times a day be prepared to do some frequent PWC`s. I hope you have a good skimmer as you`ll really see some excessive nutrients if you dont.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Might as well deworm while you are at it
__________________
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 04:57 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rive1404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovator View Post
Might as well deworm while you are at it
What's the best way to go about deworming them?
__________________
rive1404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 05:39 PM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Answered in a previous post: internal parasites?
__________________
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rive1404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 284
Thanks! I will definitely begin doing this with all my fish. I have the worst luck with O. Clownfish. I think they all die because of worms and internal parasites. I've probably gone through 3 pairs in 3 months and I think I've given up on Clownfish.
__________________

__________________
rive1404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anthias, dispar, sailfin, tan, tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on Dispar Anthias QUICK!!! weekf Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 11-12-2006 12:36 AM
New sailfin tang. seafan New Acquisitions 4 09-08-2005 06:37 AM
sailfin Tang and Hippo Tang joeddogg Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 12-26-2004 10:53 PM
Sailfin Tang joeddogg Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 7 10-25-2004 01:40 PM
Yellow Tang & Sailfin Tang has Head & Lateral Line E Fishboy-from-NY Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 12-16-2003 12:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.