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Awesome tank and kudos to you! You’ve kept 20 Purple Queen Anthias for 6-7 years already without a single loss? That’s amazing. How old are your other Anthias?
I am in the UK and I'm always on the lookout for different species or anthias, the members of the forum I'm on in the UK know and tell me if they have seen any. I have contacts who work at importers in the UK and they haven't seen them.I wonder if anyone keeps P. Fasciatus?
I have no idea if they are rare, they are just not imported into the UK. This is my gripe, there are lots of potentially great aquarium fish out there that are never imported. Just look at ,Fusilier damsels stunning, peaceful fish not scarce in the wild but rarely imported.Oh really? They’re so rare. I heard they’re a deepwater species but I think they should be more frequently imported.
What an amazing tank.Have kept P. dispar, P. tuka, P. pleurotaenia, P. hutchii, P. squamipinnis, P. bimaculatus, P. bartelletorum, P. hypselosoma, P. pictilis, and S. latus. They all form hierarchy's, some change sex extremely fast, some are tolerant and some aren't. I generally recommend just sticking with plain old lyre tails, as they still look nice, can be kept in groups in medium/large sized aquariums and adapt to most foods. A lot of the odd ball anthias require live naups multiple times a day. People talk about purple queens being difficult to keep, and I think they are one of the easiest. I introduced a group of 20 or so 6 or 7 years ago, and they are still thriving, but you have to have bbs for them to feed on.