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Old 01-11-2014, 02:57 AM   #1
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Anthias schools

I want to get a small school of anthias for my 120 gallon. I'm fixing to take my current fish out of quarantine and put them into my 120 and then I would like to get a few anthias. I have a scopas tang, sailfin tang, blue eye kole tang, and two occelaris clowns. How many anthias could I put in my tank? I was looking on live aquaria and it said in a 125 gallon you could have one male and up to 10 females. But I'm not sure if they mean those being the only fish. I've got a 37 gallon sump. I'm really interested in Randalls Anthias, Ignitus Anthias and ventralis anthias. Would different types of anthias school together? Should I get them all at the same time? I know whatever I get can only be one male. Besides the anthias and what I already have I'm only planning on putting maybe an angel and a wrasse in the tank later on. But the anthias are what I want the most. Thanks for any information
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:00 AM   #2
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Hmm I would do 4 females and 1 male...lyretails are the easiest ones. I had some squarebacks back they were awful to get eating, but very cool.
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I had an orange cheek or hutchii anthias a while back when I had a 75 gallon. She decided to jump out of the tank for some reason. I had her for 4 years and I switched to the 120 gallon and had everybody in there for a couple months and one day I couldn't find her. I destroyed my tank looking for her. I found her two weeks later under the stand dried up I was so sad. But ever since I lost her I've been wanting to do a school.

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Old 01-11-2014, 03:11 AM   #4
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Do you think different kinds of anthias will school together though? The ventralis are so beautiful but they are expensive and I'm reading mixed things about whether they are hardy or not. So maybe I'll do a lyretail instead. I really like the ignitus too though. Actually if I could have one of each I probably would. Anthias are my favorite fish. Along with tangs

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I put three female lyretails in my 125 and one has morphed into a male. They do fine in the tank.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:41 PM   #6
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Well what about putting different anthias together?
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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Ok I am going to have a 150.. turns out my current tank is only 100 not 120 gallons like I've been thinking it was the last year I've had it.. but this weekend I'm going to get a 150 gallon oceanic and stand. Anyways the anthias I have picked are one male ignitus anthias, two female randalls, and two female resplendents. Does anybody have any information on any of these?

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I have one male and two female dispar anthias, all eat every frozen food and also flakes and pellets. I have a 65 gallon tank, otherwise I'd have more. They're so beautiful.
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Cool. I keep hearing mixed results searching for things online. Some people say dispars are hard to keep and resplendents are hard to keep. And then other people say they both do well. I guess I will just have to try and see which ones I have luck with myself

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Two female dispars and black ocillarus, always looking to eat!
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