Anampses Melanurus

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  1. HeikoS

    HeikoS

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    Hi Guys.

    Has anyone got any information on these beautiful creatures, keept them successfully in their tank?

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    Bought this one on Monday but can't get much information. So far it is doing perfect, nibbeling constantly on the life rock as well as the substrate.
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Never kept one myself, but I do know they need Deep Sand Beds as they sleep under the sand.
     
  4. richardmatlock

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    They are VERY closely related to our local Anampses lineatus (pictured below) which is not the easiest fish in the world to keep alive.

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    They are difficult to feed and generally will not last long in a tank that doesn't have a large pod population. I've only ever had success with most of the anampses wrasse in tanks where I cycle fresh live rock out of the sea every few days. The bigger they are, the easier they are to feed.
     
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    leaf wrasse species... awsome fish, very finnicky, alot of live food needed... generally beaceful.. can be intimidated but bigger species into becomin reclusive ...
     
  6. HeikoS

    HeikoS Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Appreciate it.
     
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    i have these 2 and they are not easy more for experienced aquarists, they need alot of pods and live food in tank if they dont adapt to dead food straight away and they also come with loads of internal parasites which will make them waste away if they dont eat right

    If you take time and effort to research them they are not impossible but they have special needs one being a mature balanced aquarium with a good fine sand bed at least 4 inches deep in which they sleep at night


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