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natan
02/23/2008, 12:18 PM
Please post photos of your anthias. Especially interested in smaller, non-aggressive species, but all are welcome. Please list the species, number of specimens kept, tank size, how often and what they are fed, and any good and bad points/behavior you think otheres should know about when considering the species. Any casual observations are of cause welcome too.
Thank U!

lilchris
02/23/2008, 01:13 PM
here is mine.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q224/lilchris357/lyrentail.jpg

Male Lyrentail (Pseudanthias squampinnis) 1 male and 2 females, 90 gallon, fed twice a day, mixture of Hykari mysys, brine, plankton.

natan
02/23/2008, 02:31 PM
I wonder how much agression (if any) is going on between them? Squampinnis is supposed to be one of the more agressive species, supposedly unsutable for keeping in small groups (the paper in the article section here). On the other hand i did talk 2 a friend who used to keep them and he says they are totally benign, docile fish.

myerst2
02/23/2008, 04:53 PM
Ok I'll bite even though I've posted these pics in other threads. Regards, Tim
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/myerst22/IMG_3554.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/myerst22/IMG_3552.jpg

mtome
02/23/2008, 06:10 PM
myerst2,
what kind of anthias are they?

myerst2
02/23/2008, 08:31 PM
parathias borbonius

mtome
02/23/2008, 08:43 PM
Thanks.

BangkokMatt
02/23/2008, 09:58 PM
myerst2 - awesome!!!!

cl2ysta1
02/24/2008, 12:02 AM
Hutchii anthias, 8 were added to a 220 cube, five are now left. male killed the other male. one died the first night, and one mysteriously disappeared. I'd had them for months now and have had no problems with sex change. the male seems to be quite agressive and keeps them in line!

video for fun
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/th_video004.jpg (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/?action=view&current=video004.flv)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/fishes013.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/anthia026.jpg

kilmca
02/24/2008, 06:57 PM
http://photo.ringo.com/254/254077318RL515797644.jpg

http://photo.ringo.com/246/246770356RL887203550.jpg

Male and female Lyretail Anthias, 200 gallon mixed reef. They are fed mysis, brine and daphnia once a day plus flake 2 times per day. Great fish, started out with 3 but one just stopped eating 2 months after I got them. She slowly wasted away. Other 2 are doing great. I have had them for just over a year now. They are not aggressive towards any other fish.

just dave
02/25/2008, 02:38 AM
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/59396DSC_1056__640x480_.JPG

I have a trio of Japanese Long-fins ( Pseudanthias ventralis-1 ) and a quartet of Pacific Short-snouts ( P. parvirostris. )

natan
02/25/2008, 01:39 PM
Yuor P. ventralis are seriously stunning fish! Care and temperament details would be more than welcome :)

just dave
02/25/2008, 02:00 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11937798#post11937798 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by natan
Yuor P. ventralis are seriously stunning fish! Care and temperament details would be more than welcome :)


It should have been Pseudanthias cf ventralis -1.
As they came from the Marshall Islands and are, at least now, an undetermined species as are the ones that come from the GBR and Coral Sea ( P. cf ventralis -2.)

I'd say the biggest difference between these and the P. ventralis that I have had are that the ones( Pseudanthias cf ventralis -1) that came from the Marshall's were in better shape when they arrived compared to P. ventralis from Kiritimati (Christmas Island.) I've had this trio for a number of years and they have graduated to bigger tanks during that span. They are out in the open all the time in their present aquarium compared to their previous "homes." This could be due to tank size or the fact that they are older, bigger, more mature, or a combination of all or some of these variables.

I feed them frequently (3-5 times a day), they are provided with ledges and overhangs and I try and make sure they are always housed with appropriate tank mates.

jade2122
02/25/2008, 03:35 PM
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/109109SUC50494.JPG


http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/109109SUC50492.JPG


Male Lyretail Anthias, don't have any females with him yet but will be getting some soon. He actually is somewhat aggressive, he harassed my lyretail trigger for weeks and still gives him an occasional chase. He also used to mess with my sixline wrasse on occasion. He mainly feeds on mysis shrimp once or twice a day.

sunfish11
02/25/2008, 04:30 PM
Here are a few anthias pictures I have taken. The first pictures are my own lyretails. They are in a 210 gallon tank. There is one male and 3 females and I have had them over 2 years. They are fed a variety of foods twice a day.

The male...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/lmiller11/MaleAnthiasfinup.jpg

One of the females...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/lmiller11/AnthiasFemale.jpg


This next one is a borb. This one belongs to some friends of mine. They are in a 300+ gallon very heavily fed tank where the Ultralith system is used.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/lmiller11/NeatAnthias.jpg

Here is a nice sunburst anthias owned by a friend of mine that works at Foster's and Smith. This fish lives in one of the display tanks at the coral farm. It is a 120 gal bare bottom, SPS tank that is fed 3-5 times per day.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/lmiller11/SunburstAnthias.jpg

Lisa

BADGUS
02/25/2008, 07:49 PM
Crappy camera,don't know species they are WC.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/612504/fullsize/fish-tank-012.jpg
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/612510/fullsize/fish-tank-032.jpg
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/612508/fullsize/fish-tank-025.jpg

DarthSimon
02/25/2008, 10:07 PM
Here are 2 shots of mine tonight:



http://www.hometheaterforum.com/darthsimon/IMGS/ant2.jpg


http://www.hometheaterforum.com/darthsimon/IMGS/ant1.jpg

mtome
02/26/2008, 01:47 AM
You gotta love all those anthias!

adtravels
02/26/2008, 04:21 AM
my bimaculatus femalehttp://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/113133IMG_5509.jpg

jboogie
02/26/2008, 06:37 PM
Here's my male lyretail anthias with female,looks more purple without the flash.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a351/jboogieb/IMG_0986.jpg

WM15
02/26/2008, 08:20 PM
hey meyerst2 and sunfish1 how much did you guys pay for the parathias borbonius they just had two at my LFS yesterday labled as "super rare japanese anthias" for 95 each.

tom obrecht
02/26/2008, 09:41 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/TObrecht/DSCN5794.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/TObrecht/DSCN5789.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/TObrecht/DSCN5797.jpg

sunfish11
02/26/2008, 09:45 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11951533#post11951533 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by WM15
hey meyerst2 and sunfish1 how much did you guys pay for the parathias borbonius they just had two at my LFS yesterday labled as "super rare japanese anthias" for 95 each.

Those are my friends borbonius. I would buy them in a minute for 95. I have seen them for sale up to $350.

Lisa

natan
02/27/2008, 05:12 AM
Wery interesting colour on some male leartails. It looks from the pics like some of them retain colour in captivity, but all males i'v ever seen in a tank are super-dull (unlike females, who tend 2 keep the colour). Wonder why is that? Food may be?

WM15
02/27/2008, 12:05 PM
ya i would snag them too if i had a bigger tank, they were both eating like pigs too

sunfish11
02/27/2008, 01:04 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11954590#post11954590 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by natan
Wery interesting colour on some male leartails. It looks from the pics like some of them retain colour in captivity, but all males i'v ever seen in a tank are super-dull (unlike females, who tend 2 keep the colour). Wonder why is that? Food may be?

All the males pictured in this thread look really colorfull to me for thier species so I am not sure what you mean. Remember that for lyretails it depends on where they are collected what color the males are. Not all of them are pink nor would they ever be. There are some lighter colored male anthias in a few pictures, but they aren't lyretails. They look the color they should look.

Lisa

SDguy
02/27/2008, 02:12 PM
My male lyretail from the Maldives:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/SDreefguy/MaleLyretailanthias10-3-07.jpg

natan
03/01/2008, 09:38 AM
<All the males pictured in this thread look really colorfull to me for thier species so I am not sure what you mean. >

I mean that when i went to the aquarium in Eilat, i saw the same fish both in the sea and in tanks. In the sea they are cool pink, but male lyretails in their tanks are a colour of dirt, just dusty grey. They are by far the dullest fish they have. Females are orange in both cases though. So, i was wondering what is going on.

Gwynhidwy
03/01/2008, 10:26 AM
I don't know the cause natan, but I've noticed the same thing and wondered as well.

cl2ysta1
03/01/2008, 01:29 PM
dispars.. in qt right now. eating mysis like little pigs

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/dispar009.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/dispar008.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/cl2ysta1/dispar005.jpg

SDguy
03/01/2008, 01:31 PM
Hmmm, not sure Mine looks pretty spot on from what I can tell...

Mine:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/SDreefguy/Malelyretail.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/SDreefguy/Lyretailmale.jpg

Ocean picture taken in the Maldives:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/SDreefguy/WildmalelyretailMaldives.jpg

SDguy
03/01/2008, 01:33 PM
cl2ysta1 - the ones with the purple eyes and yellow base to the back of the dorsal fin are P. ignitus, BTW.

SkyPapa
03/01/2008, 05:01 PM
Ignore this post.

SkyPapa
03/01/2008, 05:14 PM
Try again.
Dispar
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/164164Dispar_Anthias_pair2008-03-01.JPG

SkyPapa
03/01/2008, 05:18 PM
Lyretail
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/164164Lyretail_Anthias_new2008-03-01.JPG

SkyPapa
03/01/2008, 05:20 PM
Truncatus?
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/164164Unknown_Anthias_12008-02-28.JPG

All in a 120g , fed 2-3 times/day.
All get along, no agression

matgilbert
03/01/2008, 05:28 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2292293785_f43bef7525_b.jpg


I bought this labled as a "squarespot" anthia, and I've seen a LOT of people in this thread calling them lyretails. I'd like to know what you guys think about this (squarespot vs lyretail differentiation) but I could care less which one it actually is. I just want to know!

As for feeding and care, my tank gets a little bit of flake in the AM and either frozen spirulina brine shrimp at night or a bigger dose of flake. I alternate flake/shrimp every other day.

poknsnok
03/01/2008, 06:09 PM
bad pic of my fasciatus

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r55/poknsnok/DSCN1616.jpg

myerst2
03/01/2008, 10:24 PM
Fantastic photos everyone. Seems Anthias owners know how to take great photos. Have some new photos of my Borbonius. Regards, Tim
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/myerst22/IMG_3690.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/myerst22/IMG_3568.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/myerst22/IMG_3591.jpg

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 01:10 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11983441#post11983441 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by SDguy
cl2ysta1 - the ones with the purple eyes and yellow base to the back of the dorsal fin are P. ignitus, BTW.

they all seem to have that coloration it just seems that a few of the females are just lighter in color.

score than? I havent seen too many dispars in person, and as far as i could tell they were.

dang saltwaterfish!

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 01:22 AM
i took that pic right after they had drip acclimated. I'll get another tomorrow.

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 01:24 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11984664#post11984664 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ecr111
Try again.
Dispar
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/164164Dispar_Anthias_pair2008-03-01.JPG

yours have the yellow at the end of the fin? are mine not dispar or are both of ours not?

SDguy
03/02/2008, 09:17 AM
ecr111 - also ignitus.

FWIW, SFW.com always sells ignitus as dispars :D

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 10:44 AM
its ok they are quite beautiful :) thanks for correcting me though. It's good to know what type of fish i have.

SkyPapa
03/02/2008, 11:25 AM
ecr111 - also ignitus.

Yep, looks like you are right.
Do you know what sex it is?

As cl2ysta1 says still beautiful and my favorite fish.

BTW, i got them from LA as Dispars
LA is now listing Ignitus at $35, I paid $20.
And their pic doesn't look like mine and Randall's Dispar pic on fish base looks kind of like mine , but no green trim.

Don't really care but I'm confused.
Could you post your link or do you just know for a fact that it is Ignitus.
No disrespect intended.

Anyway, off to do water change.

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 03:11 PM
i got all mine for 12 bux a piece. ;)


look them up on fishbase.org the authority for identifying fish. I looked a while and agreed. there dont seem to be many pictures of ignitus on the net. I thought dispars were more yellow, and just figured i was dumb. lol

cl2ysta1
03/02/2008, 03:13 PM
edit you already looked at fishbase.

sorry.