Multibarred angelfish

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  1. Marlin Fischer

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    I recently, after trying to order them for months, aquired a pair Centropyge multifasciatus, commonly know as Multibarred Angelfish. I have read some info on them including info posted on WWM. Anyone have these angels or had any success with them? I believe they are pretty difficult to keep and get eating.

    BTW they are beautiful!!!:)

    Any advice?
     
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  3. Atilla

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    dude, these are awesum little fishies. you will have to post pics of them!!!!

    they are very finicky and ive heard that they sometimes eat well for a month or so and then suddenly just die. i wish you all the luck and success with these beautifull angels, BUT now you must post pics!!
     
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    difficult little buggers if i have the right ones in mind..
     
  5. Atilla

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    are they feeding atm? howlong have you had them? can you maybe pm what you paid for them?
     
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    I will over the weekend. They still being quarantined for me at my LFS. I received them last week Wednesday. Picking them up this Saturday. I hope that the multitude of critters in my marine tank is enough to satisfy their appetite if they dont start eating right away. They are very shy and thus far the one is keen on blood worm however he races away as soon as you move in front of the tank.

    I was wondering whether I should keep them as a pair (as WWM seems to recommend) or only take the more confident one. My reasoning for taking one is that then i am relatively sure that the life in my LR could sustain 1, however 2 may be a bit much for the system? However a pair of them may make them adapt quicker?

    Unsure right now!

    I also received the most turquoise Tenneti Tang ever but he only made it through the first day in quarantine. His mouth was injured when he arrived and from then just refused to eat. The Multibars are looking good though. They picking off the rocks and seem to be fat at the moment?

    HOLD THUMBS!!
     
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    No secret...

    Got them from Indonesia...

    Paid R450 each.

    Risky...but my oh my are they beautiful!!! And my confidence was boosted with the article on Wet Wb Media.
     
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    What i suggest you do to get them to eat and fatten up nicely - take ox heart without any fat or veins (spelling?) and grate it very fine. Then you take a piece of liverock from your tank and put tha very small pieces into some of the crevices. When they start pecking at the liverock the smell the ox heart (which is very smelly) and they start pecking it out of the liverock. You can then gradually put more and more in the liverock.

    I would definitely opt for the pair instead of only one.

    Hope this helps...
     
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    cool man!
     
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    Atilla thanks for the input.....Never heard of feeding Ox Heart before? You sure thats ok to feed? I can imagine doing that with some sort of marine animal protein?

    Have you tried this before?
     
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    Yes Marlin, i have weaned 2 long nosed file fishes with this method. Its the smell that they cant resist, i think. Just make sure there is no fat or veins in the pieces that you give them. You can buy the hearts from the Butcher. It costs around R35 depending the size of the heart.

    The heart are a pure form of protein so you cant keep them on the heart indefinetely,but the heart usually works and fattens them up nicely.
     
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    Very interesting! Will give it a try...thanks Atilla!

    I called my LFS and asked them to put a tiger prawn head in the tank. spoke to them again just now and it seems the one is picking at it!

    Still holding my breath...will have to for the next few months I suppose!
     
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    Ox heart is very commonly used for breeding Discus and Piranha (both freshwater fish).
    I think they use it overseas for at least 30 to 40 years.
     
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    Thanks, sounds like a plan.

    Will post pics of the fish on Saturday.
     
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    super dude, cant wait! these fish arent that common!:slayer:
     
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    Gooi them in as a pair, I believe the two will give each other confidence and help settle each other down, but also if it is a a pair, it will add competition to them eating, and will help them adjust quicker to frozen foods.
    Try blood worm, always works for me with newb fish, also try pellets and let the pellets fall on the LR and they can peck it in there
     
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    My Black Berry pics of my Multibars at my LFS being quarantined. Sorry about the quality of the pics. Will post better ones when they in my tank on Sunday.
     
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    With the doctor...haha
     
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    WOW they look beautifull!!!
     
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    Awesome man! Love these dwarf angels, still want one myself...but am still scared of their mortality rate, only 1 person world wide has managed to keep one alive longer than a year in captivity.

    I wish you all the best with them, and really hope you can get yours eating and sustain them long term!
     
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    Wow they are beautiful. Here's hoping they will start feeding and all will be well. All the best.
     
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