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Saltwater Aquarium Anthias

 
   

Anthias make up a sizeable portion of the population of pink, orange and yellow fishes seen swarming in most coral reef photography and film. The anthias are members of the family Serranidae (basses, basslets, groupers) and make up the subfamily Anthiinae.

Anthias are mostly small, peaceful, and beautiful; and are thus quite popular within the aquarium hobbyist. They form complex social structures based on the number of males and females and also their position on the reef itself, and are mainly plankton feeders. They occur in all tropical oceans and seas of the world. Anthias can shoal by the thousands. Anthias do school in these large groups, though they tend toward more intimate subdivisions within the school, appropriately called "harems". These consist of one dominant, colorful male, anywhere from 2-12 females — who have their own hierarchy among them — and up to 2 'subdominant' males, often less brightly colored and non-territorial. Within the swarm of females, territorial males perform acrobatic U-swim displays and vigorously defend an area of the reef and its associated harem.

Anthias are hermaphrodites, another words, all anthias are born female; if a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often change into a male to take its place. This may lead to squabbling between the next largest male, who sees an opportunity to advance, and the largest female, whose hormones are surging with testosterone.

 Fathead / Sunburst Anthias
(Serranocirrhitus latus)


Description The Sunburst Anthias requires several caves or hiding places where it can rest and avoid intense reef lighting. Anthias species are all hermaphroditic. This means that if a dominant male dies, the largest female will often morph into a male and take its place in the hierarchy. These fish are completely reef safe and should not bother any corals, clams, or invertebrates. They are best kept singly unless you have a larger tank of 100 gallons or more. When keeping in groups it is best to select individuals of various sizes and to add them all at the same time. Suitable tankmates include other passive such as gobies, basslets, small wrasses, pygmy angels, and small tangs. Feed frozen preparations containing mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, and other finely chopped marine meats twice per day.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: The Fathead/Sunburst Anthias prefers a tank of at least 75 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
approximate purchase size: Medium 1-1/2" to 2"

$74.49
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  Dispar Anthias
(Pseudanthias Dispar)



Description: The Dispar Anthias is also known as the Redfin Anthias, Peach Anthias, and the Madder Seaperch. The Dispar Anthias has an orange to lavender body. The dorsal fin is a brighter red on males than the females.This is an open water swimmer that does great in groups. You can expect to see them throughout the day swimming in the main water column of the aquarium.Males do best when kept in groups with several females. May become aggressive towards other anthias. The Dispar Anthias appreciate a high flow environment. In the wild, they are found swimming in the strong currents over the reef feeding on plankton.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon tank should be used since Anthias appreciate plenty of room to swim.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium 2-3"

$37.49
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   Evansi Anthias
(Pseudanthias evansi )


Description This is an open water swimmer that does great in groups. You can expect to see them throughout the day swimming in the main water column of the aquarium. Males do best when kept in groups with several females. The Evansi Anthias appreciate a high flow environment. The Evansi Anthias is also known as Evan's Anthias, or the Yellowtail Goldie.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: If kept alone, a 25 gallon tank is sufficient, if in a community with multiple fish, we suggest at least a 75 gallon tank.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"

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   Square Pink Anthias
(Pseudanthias Pleurotaenia)


Description: The Pink square also called the Squareback anthias is the largest of the anthias family. They can attain a size of 4-5 inches. They are a great schooling fish and are totally reef safe. They are of peaceful temperment and get along with most every community fish. The male is reddish pink with a bright pink square or blotch on the side. Hence the name. The female ilacks the pink square and is bright orange to yellow in color.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: A 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon or larger tank should be used since the Squarepink Anthias requires plenty of swimming room.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 2-3/4" to 4"
Males $67.47 Female $38.47
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  Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias
Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Description:The Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) is a true beauty which comes from the waters off of Africa. One of the more popular home tank anthias it is also sometimes called Warpaint Anthias for its vivid markings, especially in the males. The male of the Lyretail Anthias has an orange-red body with yellow scales on the sides, elongated rays in the dorsal fin, a forked tail, and long pelvic fins. Males are generally darker than females and have large red spots on the pectoral fins. The female has a light orange body with elongated rays in the dorsal fin, a forked tail, and long pelvic fins. A purple stripe extends across the cheek to the pectoral fins of both males and females. The Lyretail Anthias is best kept in small harems of one male to several females. If the aquarium cannot handle a group of 3 or more anthias in a male-female harem, then it is best to keep only 1 in the tank.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 90 gallon tank or larger should be used since Anthias appreciate plenty of room to swim.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Anthias are Reef Safe and are not normally known to bother corals or invertebrates.
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: 2 1/2 to 4"
Males $29.47 Female $24.47
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Randall's Anthias
(Pseudanthias randalli)


Description: Living in the Central Pacific and Marshall Islands the Randall's Anthias is also called the Randall's Fairy Anthias and Randall's Fairy Basslet. Randall's Anthias, like most Anthias, are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish.The males coloration is brighter. The females tend to be not as brightly colored. Both males and females have a yellow back and yellow caudal fin. The Randall's Anthias dwells in the middle of a tank but appreciates the availability of several hiding places. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female will morph to take its place. If two females or more females are placed into the aquarium, one of the females will change into a male.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: A 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon or larger tank should be used since the Squarepink Anthias requires plenty of swimming room.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 2-1/2" to 4"
Males $57.49 Female $48.49
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 Threadfin or Carberryi Anthias
(Nemanthias carberryi)


Description The Carberryi anthias is a stunning fish from the Indian Ocean off the shores of Africa, also known under the name Threadfin anthias.The Carberryi anthias has a yellow body with a purple field that stretches over the lower half of the body from the upper part of its head to the bottom of the tailfin. Females are of an orange yellow color.In the wild they are often found in groups of thousands of fish.In the aquarium they are best kept in groups with one male and several females. They can sometimes have a hard time acclimatizing to a new aquarium. The presence of another anthias species can make the process easier. Give Carberryi Anthias at least 4 hours to acclimatize before releasing them into your tank.
Tank Recomendations: The Carberryi anthias needs a large aquarium despite being a small species. This is due to the fact that they live in open water above reefs and like to swim a lot. They should not be kept in aquariums smaller than 70 gallon.
Diet: The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders, small quantities of food several times per day.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Large 2-1/4" to 3"

$34.49
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 Bartletts Anthias
(Psuedoanthias bartlettorum)

Description: One of the Easiest of Anthias to keep, the Bartlett’s Anthias is able to adapt to both bright and dim aquaria with ease and is considered one of the easier of the Anthias family to keep in brightly lit reef aquariums. Bartlett’s Anthias, like most Anthias, are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish.The males coloration is brighter. The females tend to be not as brightly colored. Both males and females have a yellow back and yellow caudal fin. The Bartletts Anthias dwells in the middle of a tank but appreciates the availability of several hiding places. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female will morph to take its place. If two females or more females are placed into the aquarium, one of the females will change into a male.
Tank Recommendations: The Bartlett's Anthias is one of the smaller of the Anthias species with a maximum full grown size of about 3-1/2". It does best in a tank of at least 70 gallons with live rock.
Diet: The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders, small quantities of food several times per day.
Level of Care:
Moderate
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent
approximate purchase size: Medium 2" to 2-3/4"

Males $54.49 Female $44.49
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  Ignitus Anthias
(Pseudanthias ignitus )


Description The Ignitus Anthias is a beauty out of the Maldives. Also known as the Flame Anthias, the incredible coloration of brilliant Reds, Oranges, and Lemon Yellow's make this a true beauty for any reef or fish only tank. A genuine ocean reef dweller, like all other Anthias, this species is hermaphroditic where the largest female in a group will change to replace a male that perishes.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: If kept alone, a 70 gallon tank is sufficient, if in a community with multiple fish, we suggest at least a 125 gallon tank.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 2" to 3"

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Geometric Pygmy Perchlet
Plectranthias Inermis
Description: The Geometric Pygmy Perchlet also called the Hi Fin Perchlet went from unknown to the trade to mega popular in record time. Discovered in the rubble beds of Cebu and often found among plate corals (fungia sp.), Scientists say though the Geometric although looking like a Hawkfish species, are definitely NOT. They are actually in the Anthiinae subfamily like many other popular Anthias . The perfect Nano reef aquarium fish, it attains a maximum length of only about 2 inches, and its very easy to care for. Both colorful and animated,

Recommended Tank size: minimum 10 gallon

Food and diet:Carnivorous, feeds on zooplankton. Feed mysid shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp preferably twice a day.

Reef Compatability: Excellent reef fish!

Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: .1" to 2"

$39.47
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Purple Queen Anthias
(Pseudanthias tuka)


Description Also known as Yellowstriped Fairy Basslet Anthias, the Purple Queen Anthias, found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. are also c. Their gorgeous flowing fins no doubt inspired the Fairy reference and the Basslet portion of the name recognizes that they are the little cousins of Sea Basses and Groupers. In the wild, Anthias form large schooling groups on the reefs.
•It has a purple body with a yellow-orange stripe that runs along the top, all the way to the caudal fin.

Diet:
Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: The Purple Queen Anthias do well when kept in an aquarium of at least 70 gallons for a single or a minimum of 125 gallon for a group. Like other Anthias species, the Purple Queen Anthias share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will morph to take its place.T his fish likes a high flow environment and strong current over the reef.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent
Level of Care: Moderate
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 21/2" to 31/2"

$42.47
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 Bicolor Anthias
(Pseudanthias bicolor)


Description The Bicolor anthias, or Fancy Bass Anthias as it is also called, is one of the largest anthias species available in the trade reaching a maximum size of around 5 inches. It is also one of the easiest anthias species to care for. The name bicolor is both really suitable and simultaneously somewhat misguiding for this species as it in fact displays three colors. The upper half of the body is yellow or orange, the lower half can be anything from an almost white pinkish to pink or purple, and the edges of the fins are deep blue. The Bicolor anthias is as earlier mentioned on one of the easiest anthias species to care for but it can still be quite sensitive and timid until it has properly acclimatized to your aquarium. When first introducing them to your aquarium you should allow them to acclimatize for 4 hours before releasing them. It is important that there are no aggressive fish to harass your bicolor anthias during the first weeks until they have made themselves at home in the tank, so it is a good idea to make this one of the first species introduced to your aquarium. Once they feel at home they can be kept with more aggressive fish such as dwarf angels. Bicolor anthias can be kept in groups with one male and several females or as a solitary fish. Never keep more than one male in the same aquarium.
Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: A 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon or larger tank should be used since the Squarepink Anthias requires plenty of swimming room.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Great for a reef aquarium!
Level of Care: One of the Easiest of Anthias to keep
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 3" to 4"
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$67.49
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Japanese Borbonius Anthias
(Odontanthias borbonius)


Description The Borbonius Anthias (Odontanthias borbonius), also known as the Spotted Anthias, Checked Anthias , or Blotchy Anthias, are true beauties of the sea and deeply loved by both reef and anthias enthusiasts everywhere. While not inexpensive, this small (to 15 cm or about 6 inches) fish is a real beauty to behold and, given the right environment and husbandry, it is not exceptionally difficult to keep.While it can be found in the Indo-Pacific from South Africa to Palau to Indonesia, it is most commonly associated with the rocky reefs of subtropical Japan (hence the common name Japanese Borbonius Anthias) where they are most commonly collected at depths of between 60 and 90 meters. With a pink background covered with blotchey golden markings they make for an unforgetable addition to your aquarium. Because anthias require more feeding than many other species of marine aquarium fishes, it is generally advisable to provide hefty filtration including an excellent protein skimmer. Keeping the water quality high and stable will go a long way to reducing stress. Any aquarium housing anthias should be covered, as many species are known jumpers.Anthias should only be housed with other peaceful community fishes. Generally considered reef compatible, anthias will leave all sessile invertebrates alone, although they may be harmed by larger invertebrates such as some anemones (e.g., carpet anemones (Stichodactyla spp.), corkscrew anemones (Macrodactyla doreensis)). As adults, this anthias species may also eat some invertebrates such as ornamental shrimp.
Diet: The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - mysis shrimp, zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders, small quantities of food several times per day.
Minimum Tank Size: A 90 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon or larger tank should be used since the Squarepink Anthias requires plenty of swimming room.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent in a reef aquarium
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 21/2" to 31/2"
Care Level: for experts only, not covered by our guarantee.
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, the increased level of care required for this particular marine specimen, designates it as an "Advanced Aquarist Species Only." Therefore recommended only for the expert marine aquarist, zoo, or research institution .
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$368.99
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Flavoguttatus Anthias
(Pseudanthias flavoguttatus)


Description An amazing Anthias out of Japan. Also known as the Red Saddled Anthias or Yellow-spotted Anthias, this is another one of those rare deep water anthias that are not commonly seen in the hobby. Absolutely stunning fish! These beauties have some amazing coloration, and are a terrific find when available. A deep water anthias, they will readily feed on Mysis shrimp and a true prize for the saltwater aquarium keeper. They are reef safe, do well in groups and are peaceful.

Diet: Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.

Minimum Tank Size: A 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, however, if keeping a group, a 125 gallon or larger tank should be used since the Squarepink Anthias requires plenty of swimming room.

Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent in a reef aquarium

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

Care Level: for experts only, See Restriction on Guarantee

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, the increased level of care required for this particular marine specimen, designates it as an "Advanced Aquarist Species Only." Therefore recommended only for the expert marine aquarist, zoo, or research institution
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$89.99

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Bimaculatus Anthias
(Pseudanthias bimaculatus)


Description Pseudanthias Bimaculatus is a beauty in the Anthias family with the common names ofTwospot or Twinspot Anthias and also called the Bimac Anthias. Found in various reefs in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa, to the Maldives, and Indonesia. Its a deep water species typically found in coastal drop-offs.They are peaceful aquarium inhabitants and will rarely bother their tankmates. They are considered safe with any invertebrates. Possible tankmates include Clownfish, Blennies, Gobies, Chromis, and Butterflyfish.
Diet:
Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinvertebrate population in the aquarium with a constant supply of food items like copepods and amphipods is beneficial but most anthias can be weaned onto frozen and prepared zooplanktons, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp and similar items.
Minimum Tank Size: The Bimaculatus Anthias do well when kept in an aquarium of at least 70 gallons for a single or a minimum of 125 gallon for a group. Its a deep water species that seems to do well when several hiding places are made available. Like other Anthias species, the Bimaculatus Anthias share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will morph to take its place.
Reef Aquarium Compatibility: Excellent
approximate purchase size: Medium/Large 3" to 41/2"
Care Level: for experts only, not covered by our guarantee.
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, the increased level of care required for this particular marine specimen, designates it as an "Advanced Aquarist Species Only." Therefore recommended only for the expert marine aquarist, zoo, or research institution .
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$99.77
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