Tr1ggers 100G Artisan II

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tr1gger, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yeah, its definitely too risky that way. I thought about one when I was picking out wrasses for my tank, but decided they're just too risky unless you find one already eating from an established tank. I went with flasher wrasses instead.
     
  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    So on the way home from reef raft the other day we stopped at Aquatic Collection and I was able to pickup some of my favorite fish! OK, all fish are my favorite but these we planned into this build :

    1 Male and 2 Female Lyretail Anthias! I am really bad at photographing fish and getting all 3 in one shot was a PITA.

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  3. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Nice shot! I see the leopard wrasse too! Is he still doing well?
     
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  4. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Yep he is really good. He hid again the other day but I was doing maintenance so I suspect I just startled him some and that was enough for a day of hiding.
     
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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    love those lyretail anthias, however everytime I've been ready to buy some they've only had males
     
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  6. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    awesome. love it
     
  7. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Btw, I copied you and impulse bought a leopard wrasse :) Mines a tiny female though. She was eating frozen and looked super healthy, so I couldn't resist. She's been in my tank for 4 days now and she's doing great and eating frozen mysis like a champ. How is yours doing?
     
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  8. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    He is really good. He is hit or miss if he will be out for the day. I have my hands in the tank every day moving corals and cleaning so sometimes he is out and sometimes he is a gone for a day or two. Two days hiding for sure after a water change. Very very very very VERY timid.

    He will get better with time. Glad to hear yours is doing well :)
     
  9. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Glad he's doing good. I'm sure he'll warm up over time. Honestly, that's exactly how I expected mine to behave but she is the bravest little fish ever. I acclimated her and added her to the tank and she never went into hiding. Every other fish I've ever gotten hides immediately until it gets used to the new tank. Nope, she just hovered about front and center for the rest of the day until lights out. When the lights are out, she's down in the sand, but as soon as the lights come on, she's out front and center the whole time. I can even stick my hands in near her and she doesn't go hide. Crazy little fish! Hopefully yours will get like that.
     
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  10. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    One of my anthias (and not the one I thought would) has literally changed from female to male overnight! So awesome to see the changes happening. I have read the transition can happen as quick as 4-7 days and I am really looking forward to his coloring.

    I know @Kmooresf has 2 of his 4 or 5 that constantly flop back and forth, I really hope this one turns fully and remains that way.
     
  11. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Oh, bummer. Is the male still a male? They are gonna pick at each other a bit. So confusing. LOL!
     
  12. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    So to me it looked like 2 were turning male at the same time or were in process of growing out their dorsal fin around the same time. 1 was beating the other 2 up all day yesterday and today he is dark and dark fins. Now he is just swimming around like he owns the tank and chasing randomly. Looks like he is the one and he is the largest of the 3.
     
  13. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    I can't remember, did you start with 3 females and no male?
     
  14. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    We tried to pickup 3 females but its hard to tell if any were or not. There were about 15 in the tank these came from.
     
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  15. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    FTS as of today, holding a lot of corals for a friend so not all of this is mine.

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  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Looking pretty awesome regardless of what you're holding onto Dan. Rockwork seems to flow organically around the tank. Only the one pump in the tank?
     
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  17. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks! Just the 1 wp40 on the lowest setting as to not soak my floors. It would be nice to change the pump out to something a bit smaller like the wp25 and to have two of them because I am starting to see a few dead spots. We will see what happens.
     
  18. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Leopard wrasse from AC as well? I've been dying to get one but haven't seen any available. Might resort to Live Aquaria
     
  19. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Came from a friends tank break down. He is around 3 years old.
     
  20. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    SAWEET!!! Looking good Dan! Great shots.
     
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