Adding more anthias

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I'm considering adding a few anthias to my existing 6 lyretail harem in my 150g. I'd ideally like to add another species of anthias, possibly evansi, but if that is too risky, I wouldn't mind adding more lyretails. The six current lyretails all get along very well and have been together for 1.5 years. Is this a good idea adding anthias to an existing harem?
 
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"Probably" Adding a different species is a better choice than adding more lyretails, less risk of fish dying establishing a new pecking order. There is always some risk whenever adding any fish to an established system so aquarists always need ot be ready to rehome.
 

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I would go with a different species as stated above. Once lyretails are in harmony, which is hard enough, they can be brutal to newcomers of their own kind. Despite being small fish, they do have teeth and can really do some damage if they feel incline to do so.
 
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