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Old 12/03/2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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What kind of fish is this?

Looking for an ID.


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Old 12/03/2017, 10:15 AM   #2
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looks like a blotched anthias


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Old 12/03/2017, 10:18 AM   #3
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Most definitely a Blotched Anthias (Odonanthias borbonius. It's slowly becoming more and more available, but commands a high price. Relatively easy to keep. Does best as the only Blotched Anthias in the aquarium unless it's huge or a mated pair. It isn't a super active swimmer, preferring to stick to one area in the tank.


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Old 12/03/2017, 10:48 AM   #4
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Absolutely beautiful. But, man, is it expensive!


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Old 12/05/2017, 10:02 PM   #5
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Yep I would get one if not so expensive


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Old 12/06/2017, 01:22 AM   #6
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Most definitely a Blotched Anthias (Odonanthias borbonius. It's slowly becoming more and more available, but commands a high price. Relatively easy to keep. Does best as the only Blotched Anthias in the aquarium unless it's huge or a mated pair. It isn't a super active swimmer, preferring to stick to one area in the tank.
Not sure where this info about keeping singly came from but it isnt true, they do very well indeed in groups. I kept a group of 8 for some years with very little squabbling. My current tank still has three of them in it some 5/6 years later which is pretty decent for anthias. Great fish all round.


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Old 12/06/2017, 05:52 AM   #7
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Not sure where this info about keeping singly came from but it isnt true, they do very well indeed in groups. I kept a group of 8 for some years with very little squabbling. My current tank still has three of them in it some 5/6 years later which is pretty decent for anthias. Great fish all round.
That info came from direct observations at the LFS over the years. Happy to hear you lucked out. Doesn't mean everyone will.


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Old 12/07/2017, 12:31 AM   #8
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Very cool looking fish. How big do they get?


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Old 12/07/2017, 09:07 AM   #9
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The one I saw was a little smaller than a silver dollar. They wanted $65 for it. I priced it on liveaquaria and it was $300! Knowing what I do now, I'm gonna pounce if my LFS get's another one.


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Old 12/07/2017, 11:43 AM   #10
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Very cool looking fish. How big do they get?
About 6"


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