What is THE most difficult creature we can keep in our reef tanks?

BRS

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About 20 years ago I had a flashing tilefish that lasted less than 24 hours. It was the most stunning fish I had ever seen. I would love to try a pair or group of them but they're way too expensive. Back then I paid $100, right now on marine collectors they're $350/ea. That's crazy!
Dang, I paid around the equivalent to $106. Would love to try hunt down one for a more specialised tank in the future though - I’ve never owned a nicer fish.
 
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Barnacles for sure. Would be amazing to have living barnacles in our ecosystems, but alas they always perish.
About two months ago I bought CUC and one of the cerith snails had a barnacle growing on his shell. I was totally surprised to see it was alive. It is still alive and very interesting to watch it feed. My tank is loaded with phyto and copepods as I have been working to establish a dense foundation of live phytoplankton and zooplankton. Hope this keeps the little guy going!
 

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Add Magnificent Sea Anemone aka Ritteri to the list. Doesn't ship well, doesn't acclimate well, very sensitive to changes in water chemistry, and will grow really large when happy.

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See my point....
 
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