Difficult and Special Care Species List

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  1. meir

    meir Valuable Member

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    Wld one baby twin spot be able to live in an established 5 gal full of pods
     

  2. eatbreakfast

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    There's more to microfauna than just pods. In the case of twin spot gobies they will eat sand dwelling microfauna, which includes pods, but also much more live creatures as well.
    Not for long...
     
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    Want add some of these Anthias anybody got any experience with them. Thing of add about 6.
     
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    They make great snacks for my blue throat trigger....
     
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    Flavoguttatus anthias aren't that bad. Peaceful tankmates, high flow in the top 1/3 of the tank, and frequent, small feedings of small frozen foods.
     
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    Just brought a punctato butterflyfish and a long-nose butterflyfish, so both have a bit of ick but I'm not so worried about that, what worries me is the the punctato isn't an aggressive eater as all the other fish in my tank, i do ly know how to get a good feeding response does anyone have any ideas???
     
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    Live blackworms or clams on the half shell.
     
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    @eatbreakfast I feel like the rest of the aggressive fish will devour it
     
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    Then utilizing a tank divider or a qt tank to get the new fish conditioned will be required.
     
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    Was Fairy gobies mentioned? IMO tryssogobius Colinis (blue eye darts from I think Okinawa Japan) are one of the most difficult fish to keep in captivity long term.

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    Most die from transportation alone. 1” Max and probably better with multiples. Similar to Firefish, will usually pick off of one another. Picky eaters, difficult to train, and requires several feedings per day.
     
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