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Old 06/06/2007, 01:08 PM
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Life-span of Lyretail Anthias?

Does anyone know the normal life-span of the Lyretail Anthias? Mine are doing great, I am just curious. I have had my harem for about a 1 1/2 now (no losses) and I was wondering how long I can expect to enjoy them.

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Old 06/06/2007, 09:12 PM
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i would say around 10 years if all goes well (meaning they are kept happy with water quality, good food etc)
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Old 06/07/2007, 05:04 AM
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Re: Life-span of Lyretail Anthias?

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Does anyone know the normal life-span of the Lyretail Anthias? Mine are doing great, I am just curious. I have had my harem for about a 1 1/2 now (no losses) and I was wondering how long I can expect to enjoy them.

Lisa
do your anthias school together. i have 1 and was looking to get 2 or 3 more. thanks.
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Old 06/07/2007, 09:22 AM
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Yes, they do hang out together most of the time. From everything I have read it is best to add them all at once and from the same source. Since you already have the male make sure you get 2 to 3 females and add them all at once.

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Old 06/07/2007, 11:48 AM
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Should be at least 10 years. Good Luck!
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Old 06/07/2007, 11:51 AM
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10 years. Has anyone here actually kept one, or a group of them anywhere near that long?

I had read somewhere that there were some species of anthias that had only 3-4 year lifespans. I wasn't sure if they fell into that group or not.
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Old 06/07/2007, 11:01 PM
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So has anyone kept a group over a year?
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Old 06/09/2007, 05:24 AM
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I had mine for about 5 years before they started to die off one by one. The male was the last to go.

I started with 5 & three lived to the 5 year mark.

I had a pair of bartletts in there with them also that lived 4 1/2 years.

I won't buy these again, as I have never heard of anyone that has had long term success (ten+ years)

I'm not interested in keeping any fish that won't have a chance to live ten years.
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Old 06/09/2007, 06:07 PM
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I am thinking that their life-span may be closer to what you experienced than 10 years...Yours may be the longest I have heard of so far.

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