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racer69
03/01/2006, 05:50 PM
I am trying to save these guys from the LFS, and would like to get a positive id. I think they are either Bartletts or evansi's. The were sold as Purple Queens, but I don't think that is right.

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/77107Type-of-Anthias-2-med.jpg

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/77107Type-of-Anthias-med.jpg

Leopard Wrasse
03/01/2006, 08:55 PM
My best guesses are:

Pseudanthias tuka (female)
or
Luzonichthys waitei (color variant)

I think the facial structure is to rounded to be either P. evansi
or P. bartlettorum, which have a more of a pointed face.

COreefer
03/01/2006, 10:27 PM
It is this species as Robert details...Pseudanthias tuka (female)

I have kept these myself, they are very difficult to feed. They require alot of food to keep up with their metabolism and they have small mouths.

racer69
03/02/2006, 08:59 AM
Eric, I believe you are right. The larger of the two is eating frozen brine and cyclopeeze, and the smaller just a little cyclopeeze. I hope I can keep them alive, but I think they have a better chance in my tank than the fish store. They had them for about a week, and they were being harassed in that 55 gal.