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    reeffreak

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    Anthias that is.....
    I already post pics of some of my anthias but nobody ever visits my thread ''Reef's 210g. Journal'':sniffles:.I've become anthias happy lately and wanted to post some pics.They must be the prettiest little reef fishes in the whole wide world.I'm up to six different kinds now and I'm not quite finish just yet.I pray my system can handle it.For now,I will be taking a break from buying anymore unless Biff tries to out do me,then its on.So without further ado...here are my babies.......

    Dispars
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    Bartletts
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    Male Lyretail
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    Female Lyretails-smaller female behind it
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    Carberryi or Threadfin-which ever you like to call it.
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    Evansi
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    Respendent(I think this was my best macro shot)
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    dude, you have been speding some "cheddar" lately !!
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Nice pics freak, i dig the bartletts...
     
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    Some views I didn't post in my thread

    Top to bottom-male lyretail,carberryi,dispar
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    Group shot
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    Side view
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    I spent some cheese but not that much.Saltwaterfish.com had 1/2 off on the dispars and lyretails.I have 14 total,6 different species.I dunno why but bartletts are high,I think.
     
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    Nice goni on that side shot. :Cheers:

    I'm gonna get one soon. LFS has a beautiful purple one for $35.
     
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    Its actually an Alveopora next to the mag float.
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Ya, i seen the bartletts at my LFS and they are a bit pricey...
     
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    Cool! Looks very similar to a goni.
     
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    Awesome pics Reef.
     
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    Rc,they do look similar,only 12 tentacles per polyp instead of 24 for a goni.I like to say they are so much easier to care for,I've never fed it and its nearly a year old.

    Maybe Doc knows why barletts cost more Mik,could it be they are not a wide spread but I think its because of their popularity and it being one of easiest anthias to keep.When you getting some Mik?
     
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    I am very impressed, how many times a day do you feed?
     
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    I feed 3-4 times a day with two of the circulation pumps on/two off and the return pump off.Most anthias are near starvation once it gets to us.I will cut back to twice a day after I fatten them up some more.Maybe within a month I'll cut back to twice a day,ocassionally 3 times a day.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    WOW freak those are some very nice looking fish. The on anthias I have seen around hear are orange ones, but there still beuatiful fish. Good luck with them.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Beautiful fish! So pink. Mine are all orange. Your tank looks immaculate, very clean. Good job.
     
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    Actually many of them are orange(dispars,carberryi female lyretails).My lights plays tricks to our eyes.The fish are really irredescent.(did I use the right word).

    I like to thank the hundreds of stomatellas that keep the rocks clean.Those are one snail I know will reproduce in a home aquaria.
     
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    Those fish look stunning. That is a "wow" tank.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    you truly have a beautiful tank. I am so impressed. You will be tough to beat in POTM for a long time to come. The threadfin are SO pretty. Great combo of fish.

    As for the Bartlett's, they are so costly because of the shipping. They come from the Christmas Islands, near Australia. They are often referred to as Christmas Anthias for that reason. Anything out of Australia tends to be expensive.

    -Doc
     
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    Thanks doc,that would explain it.Everything coming out of Australia has a premium.The price of one bartlett doesn't seem so bad,but when you want a harem of them,thats another story.
     
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    Bump!

    Lion,I couldn't find your thread where you edit pics for us.Could you put a border on this pic of the lyretail and put my name ''Reeffreak'' in the corner.I like to save it as my avatar,thanks man.

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