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    Parvirostris Anthias

    Anything wrong with ordering two of these and letting them pair up?

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...56&TopCatId=20

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    This anthias lives in harems, you may to better with 3 as they are hermaphroditic, one will eventually become a male and court the other 2 females.
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    tang man is right about anthias being hermaphroditic, but they need even larger groups to avoid the male picking on the females. A group of at least six females and one male would be best, 8 females would be even better.
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    i would get 3, but 7 might be too much. i want other fish too in my tank.
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    i've looked in the books i have "Marine FIshes" and "Marine Atlas" and did not find this Parvirostris. The closes thing that looked like it was the Pseudanthias ignitus.
    anyone know of this particular one?
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    Scott Micheal's Reef Fishes vol. one has the most comprihensive info on Anthias I've ever seen. The ingitus is closely related to dispar and Micheal doesn't recommend them too highly. Not A good track record in captivity unless you want to feed them 3-5 times a day.
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    Alhra - check into Bartlett's anthias. These are supposed to be one of the best schooling anthias for a tank. Beauties too.
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    how many do i need? are they easier to care for? happy to be fad once or twice a day? (i'm not home all day to feed every hour)
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    Yeah, they're supposed to be the hardiest of the anthias. You should get yourself an automatic feeder to give your fishies a little meal of flakes in between when you're not there.
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