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5/15/07 Hiya Bob! <Erin> My LFS had ordered a Anampses
neoguinaicus as a replacement for one a customer of theirs had
lost, but when it came in it was much too small for the
customer's liking. This little guy is only about 3/4"
long. <Oh, man! Tiny... but just like me, oh so cute when
small...> I watched it for several days while it was at the LFS
before I decided to bring it home. I've had it for roughly a
month (QT for 2 1/2 weeks... my QT needed to have it's pod
population reduced a tad) and I was wondering if there's
anything more I can do for it. <Mmm... reef like conditions, a
paucity of aggressive tankmates... live food provision...
you're there!> My tank is a 120g with 46 gallon
sump/refugium. I've got approximately 160lbs of rock in the
tank and about another 30 pounds in my refuge. There aren't any
other fish in my tank that will compete with it's food source.
I know their diet is primarily benthic micro organisms, but I'm
on the lucky side that it does accept prepared foods. I've been
feeding it a mixture of Cyclop-Eeze, frozen Mysis, and this frozen
carnivore mixture (its Mysis/brine that have been enriched with
vitamins) on top of whatever it's picking out of my rocks.
<Neat> Is there anything more I can do to try and ensure its
survival? <Mmm, just the usual good maintenance for your reef
period... really> So far it appears pretty healthy. It has a
nice fat belly every time I see it, disappears into the sand about
6pm, and spends the rest of the day actively grazing for tasty
morsels of food. Due to it's size, I was rather worried about
it disappearing within my tank, but surprisingly it didn't.
<Will continue to become a focus, highlight of your system...
Lucky for both of you that you met up!> Here's a link to the
photo of it. It's not the best and the glass was a little bit
dirty. This was taken while it was in my 10g QT. You can see
it's got a nice fat belly on it. http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/JokerGirlsPhotos/IMG_3724.jpg
Also, I haven't been able to find any good, high res photos of
what these fish look like as adults. I know WWM has one up there,
but it's rather dark/blurry. <Mmm, take a look see on
fishbase.org... or write back and I'll try to get off my duff,
look through my files, scan, place other/s...> Any suggestions
and/or help would be greatly appreciated! Have a great day!!! Erin
<What's that line at the end of "Casablanca"?...
"Louis/Erin, this looks like the beginning of a long/beautiful
|Forward to Bob please - Re: Anampses neoguinaicus
10/30/07 Hiya Bob! (My e-mail to you got bounced back for some
reason?) <We "lost" our ISP... they became so wealthy
they let go their small customers... hence no more ...@WWM. email
addies> How are you? <Fine my friend> It's been quite
some time now, so I figured I would give you an update on how the
little fella has been doing. It has grown remarkably fast, and is
around 2 Â½? - 3? now. It has continued to thrive (as
well as my pod population). <Ah, good> Only time will tell if
I will continue to have good success with it. I have attached two
photos for you of it. It is definitely the fastest moving fish in
my tank, so it's been difficult to get any decent shots of it.
Please don't mind the algae, I've been battling a nasty
brown algae for a while now (finally winning), and when it dies off
it forms strings of Cyanobacteria if I don't get in there and
pull it out. One question for you though. At about what size should
I expect to see a colour change, if any? It's beautiful now,
but I'm anxious to see what the adults look like in person.
<About this size... any time now!> Thanks again for so much
helpful information, <Welcome! Cheers, Bob Fenner>
neoguinaicus 12/12/08 Hey Bob! How are
things? <Fair to middling Erin. Hope/trust things are
better there> I just figured I would give you an update
since it's been well over a year since I last talked to
you. My New Guinea Wrasse is still doing very well, and has
managed to eat my mandarin out of house and home. Still no
colour change, though, but that's alright as it's
still a gorgeous fish. <Ahh, I see this from your photo.
This, and other Wrasses really don't change as much to
terminal/male phase colourings, markings w/o the presence
of conspecifics...> I'm just happy that it is alive
and well, despite the odds. No real problems with it.
It's been a great addition to my reef! I'm not sure
what I would do if something ever happened to it. I have
attached a new photo of it for you to have. Note the nice
fat belly! Cheers, -Erin <Hey! I always say this is just
the look of being prosperous! Cheers to you, Bob