Bartlett’s Anthias



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The Bartlett's Anathias is often referred to as the Bartlett's fairy Bass. Males have more vibrant coloration, sporting the body being violet and the yellow running through the back and the caudal lobe's upper portion. Females are typically violet with an orange back and caudal fin. The Bartlett's Anthias is best kept in its own species in a tank with a species size of around 70 gallons, but can also be a stunning addition to the serene marine aquarium that is exclusively for fish and in the aquarium that is mixed. The Bartlett's anthias will primarily reside in central space in the aquarium's and will move to all areas of the aquarium , bringing vibrant colors wherever it goes. To create the most natural environment to this species, you need to create an aquascape with lots of live rock. Also create slopes, caves, and overhangs to create a fascinating and varied reef aquarium landscape. Make sure that the water is moving smoothly through the use of an electric motor or a wavemaker to ensure that your water quality is high with the reef ecosystem.   Anthias species share the feature of being hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group may change to replace it.   Once they have acclimatized to the fresh aquarium Anthias thrive when being fed a variety of frozen mysis shrimp enhanced brine shrimp frozen in brine and eventually, they can eat premium flake food that are available in small amounts throughout the daytime. A refugium that is attached to the tank and cultivates amphipods and copepods will provide an ongoing supply of healthy live food that will keep the active planktivore levels.   Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 1-1/2", Medium 1-1/2" to 2"
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Bartlett's Anthias Information  Bartlett's Anthias can adjust to both dim and bright aquariums easily and is thought to be among the easiest to keep of fish in the Anthias family to manage in aquariums with bright lighting. Bartlett's Anthias, as with all Anthias are calm which is why they are able to be kept in a tank with other peaceful fish in a community, but it is important to ensure that you have just one male in each tank, as they could be fighting with each other. Due to their increased metabolism and their constant movement in the column of water Bartlett's Anthias require frequent feedings throughout every day. The majority of Anthias prefer tanks with dim lighting however there are some who will adapt to brighter light sources in reef aquariums. They will be able to spend the majority of their time inside the water column. They require a large open water column in order to do this.   Diet Bartlett's Anthias are zooplankton-feeding animals, so caution should be taken when trying to feed a varied diet of meaty food for Zooplankton feeders. Zooplankton food frozen will be more easily accepted than pellets or flake up to the point that Bartlett's Anthias become accustomed to a limited diet. Feeding should be at least four times a day.  
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6 lbs


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