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.
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.