What fish is this?

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Valuable Member

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    Need info before buying. The lfs is saying its Smith vaiz fairy basslet. Couldnt find any info on it. I feel its some anthias. Plz help.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Those are anthias, bartlett’s I believe
     
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    Looks like psuedanthias tuka. I've seen it called yellow stripped fairy basslet and yellow stripe anthias.
     
  4. nanomania

    nanomania Valuable Member

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    Are they easy?
     
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    I second bartlett anthias.
     
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    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I was wrong, those are pseudoanthias tuka as pluikens mentioned...

    Big tank, make them your first addition, and keep lights dim for a few months and slowly increase intensity; you should be good to go
     
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    alvinesp Member R2R Supporter

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    Correct me if I’m wrong but I back up the Barlett’s Anthias classification.

    https://m.liveaquaria.com/product/1128/bartletts-anthias?pcatid=1128&c=15+20+1128


    They aren’t the easiest species of fish to keep due to their large tank size requirement as well as their feeding habits. Have to be sparingly fed multiple times a day and are also more comfortable when there are at least 2-3 IME

    Very rewarding fish to keep when all their needs are met
     
  8. ChiCity

    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    It’s a Tuka...
    You can see the male here
    D9A4A76F-3F73-4962-8FFE-99424F8CB389.png

    And here’s one from the interwebs
    F0E2630F-AB39-4688-96C3-5FE9B4A9E443.png

    See the red and black in the dorsal fins?
     
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  9. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Agreed that those are tuka anthias. One of the more challenging anthias.
     
  10. Kmsutows

    Kmsutows Active Member

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    Agree with eatbreakfast for sure. Difficult anthias indeed... 5+ feedings a day of small foods like baby brine, r.o.e., baby plankton maybe
     
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    mort Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Agree they are tuka and they are not easy at all. If your new to anthias you would be better off with a different species.
     
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  12. nanomania

    nanomania Valuable Member

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    Didnt buy them.. thank you guys for your prompt response. :)
     
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