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    Long term survivability of Dispar Anthias

    1-2 years more minimum.

    Ive had bartletts in the past as a pair in my 60. On went carpet surfing and one held up for a year befr E I took the tank down.

    Id like to have 8+ in the new 180 I'm setting up. Of course I'll start out with all females. However, I have read that in a group the weakest will often be picked on and or a new male will appear and the school can slowly be widdled down.

    Ive also read Anthias can often come with internal parasites. I'll be using the ttt method. Would praziquental or something else be advised to treat with? I plan to feed several times a day trying to mimic Anthias feeding from passing current.

    So, who here has kept groups of Anthias for 2+ years successfully? Feel free to share what worked for you as well.

    Thanks for for any advise.

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    I've kept some for 2 years, but not successfully as a large harem. My experience was exactly as you described. The group was slowly whittled down to two, one at a time. In my case, I started with 13. Over a couple years, ended up with 2. Still have those two. Mine are Ignitus, which are like the Dispar.

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    Man that sucks. I'm not interested in losing fish.

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    I have had good luck with the lyre tails started with 8 and have 6 now for at least 2 years.


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