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Old 01/08/2007, 08:14 PM
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anthias

so, i have a pretty basic question. i know, before i get virtually yelled at, that athias are suppose to be in 125+ gallon tanks, but i was just looing on liveaquaria.com and they said in the despar anthia profile, that if house singly, 25gallons is sufficent. my question is can a athia be housed happily in a aquacube? i know it COULD be seeing as its only a 3-4 inch fish, but would it be humain?
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Old 01/08/2007, 08:16 PM
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i personally wouldn't as not only is the aquariums size small, but anthias are also not the easiest fish to keep
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Old 01/08/2007, 08:50 PM
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I think 25g is a bit small, but you could check Scott Michael's books for his recommendations. LiveAquaria.com is a bit optimistic, sometimes, I think.
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Old 01/08/2007, 08:58 PM
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I agree with Jonathan, Anthias are sometime tricky to keep & they can get large as well. Not recomended in a 25 gallon, sorry..:
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Old 01/08/2007, 09:12 PM
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Anthias pretty much need to be fed like 3-4 times a day to maintain health/color.
So I don't see it like adding another fish of the same size.
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Old 01/08/2007, 09:45 PM
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I would not recommend that addition as well.
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Old 01/09/2007, 02:08 AM
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ah shoot, well at least i asked first, haha
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Old 01/09/2007, 11:10 AM
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I only feed my anthias 1 per day... and have them healthy and colorful for over 4 months now.. pinks spot anthias..

you need at least 75 or bigger.. I keep 3 in my 100 gallon. there very boistorous swimmers.. like to dart in and out of the rocks and chase each other around.
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Old 01/09/2007, 12:23 PM
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I only feed my anthias 1 per day... and have them healthy and colorful for over 4 months now.. pinks spot anthias..

you need at least 75 or bigger.. I keep 3 in my 100 gallon. there very boistorous swimmers.. like to dart in and out of the rocks and chase each other around.
Listen to this man, he has nice anthias.
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Old 01/11/2007, 02:22 PM
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Sup TI.

I feed mine only once a day but during that time I feed em as much as they can take and not having food scater in the tank.
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