Carrberryi Anthias

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  1. CarlosF

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    Hi guys have any of you succesfully kept these anthias in your tank. i dont think they are very common in the trade as i havent seen any in peoples tanks of LFS..
     
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    i kow of a few guys who have kept them, you can usually ask your LFS to order them in for you...

    a friend of mine caught one in the Tkei over dec.. fairly sensitive when compared to the squamapinis
     
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    i have a school of 5 for a week now and they seem to be doing good, starting eating everything about 4 days ago
     
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    and they are much more beautifull than most other anthias
     
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    i personally prefer a mixture of 2 or 3 different types but they can get a little territorial..

    i think now that we have acess to awsome foods such as ON lobster eggs etc it will get easier to keep the more delicate of the goldie species..

    i think the main rule other than stable parameters is constant frequent feeding of high quality enriched foods..
     
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    they love brightwells zooplankton thats how i tricked them into eating other food dosed zooplank when feeding now they eat everything
     
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    iv actually been thinking of changing my tank to an anthias speci tank.. with 20-30 different types. we are all trying to recreate the ocean in our tank. why not stick to one type of fish that all go together
     
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    i once saw a tank in durban with well over 100 goldies and a host of other all locally caught fish and it looked stunning, simply defiyed everything that we knew at the time..

    tank was 2m x 1m x .600 but with extra volume added in the form of 1000lt flow bins attached for extra capacity..

    the 1.5m tank which contained cleaner shrimp which produced live food occasionaly was invaluable to this system as back in thse days (2000) it was brine shrimp or nothing which were nowhere near as nutritional as we know they can be entuced to be now!

    i came back from there and added 2 x 200lt black drums onto my system and started seeing a dramatic increase in my goldies colour and health when i employed a simular method


    i also found a chiller was paramount... especially for locally caught species..

    i love goldies, the fidgety nature and the character of the juveniles is what draws me to these fish, and t was the 1st tropical i had ever caught as a novice..
     
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    that sounds awsm i even think zooplankton on a doser would even be fine for multiple feedings a day..

    i love the anthias look and would think schools of 5 of each speci would look amazing
     
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    Yes an Anthias dominated tank is awesome. The do squabble a lot though. Even amongst the different species.

    I have 14 anthias in my SPS tank. 2 x Huchtii , 4 x square females, 5 x Evansi and 3 x Carberryi. They get fed twice a day on a mixture of ON lobster eggs, Artima, mysis, SPS powder, LPS powder, and reef paste.
     
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    im thinking of adding 5 more of a different speci til i go full on. i forgoy about my full reef paste i have at home that will also help them
     
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    I had a group of carberryi for about a year, but after that my squamipinnis decided that it hated them and beat them to death.
     
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    Some quick pics of the ones i have together.

    Pseudanthias Pleurotaenia (female)

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    Pseudanthias Pleurotaenia (female)
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    Pseudanthias Huchti

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    Pseudanthias Huchti
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    @ Nemos Janitor how does reef paste affect no3 and po4
     
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    damn thats a awsm photo
     
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    I have not heard of any issues with it. I feed it twice a day and i run my NO3 between 2 & 4ppm and P-PO4 at 0.015ppm. But i have the denitrator and RowaPhos reactors to control that.
     
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    Thank you.

    I will take some PIC's of the Evansi later. Got to clean the glass.
     
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    awsm i shall start feeding then
     
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    The Evansi and the Carberryi :)

    Pseudathias evansi
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    Nemanthias carberryi
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    Will do some FTS later. Need to get w wide angle lens.
     
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    How long have you had the evansi? I've heard they have a pretty poor survival rate.
     
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