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Old 10/24/2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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What to feed Anthias fish???

Just purchased an Anthias from my LFS. Does anyone know what these guys will eat besides mystis shrimp? I read if you only feed them Shrimp they will eventually lose color. I forgot what kind he is but he is Bright pink with a yellow head and tail and a purple tint on the lower fins. Thanks for any feedback or help. I know they like to eat 3-4 times a day.


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Old 10/24/2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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they will eat most small meaty foods in the water column, however some species are more finicky than others also some will eat pellets and flakes as well...a varied diet will be healthier and bring out better coloration...


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Old 10/24/2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Here is a pic of the guy


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Old 10/24/2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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looks like a female Resplendent...is it eating?...they can be alittle difficult to start eating....start it off with smaller foods like baby brine, cyclopeez and NutraMar Ova then gradually introduce larger foods like mysis etc..GL


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Old 10/24/2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Just found out from the LFS that it is a Tierra Anthias and yes he only eats mystis shrimp so far but I just got him yesterday


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