Bimaculatus Anthias



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The Bimaculatus Anthias is also known as the Twospot or Twinspot Anthias. Males are spotted with at least two or three spots in their dorsal fins, with a head of pink which fades into a bright red that extends to the tail. Intriguing pink bars stretch across the body horizontally and make this fish among the prettiest of Anthias. Females of this species are pink, with yellow dorsal, anterior and caudal fins. The unique Anthias are stunning fish to be used in the only fish invertebrate aquariums, or reef aquariums. It is believed that the Bimaculatus Anthias does best when kept in the same species in a tank that is at minimum one hundred and fifty-five gallon. A marine species the Anthias is found within tanks however, it appreciates having various hiding places.   Anthias species are all hermaphrodites. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group is likely to change to replace it.   After settling into a newly installed aquarium Anthias are best provided with a diverse diet consisting of mysis shrimp frozen, enhanced brine shrimp frozen in brine and eventually, they could eat quality 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 fresh food that is sure to maintain the active planktivore levels.   Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Small/Medium: 2" to 2-3/4"; Medium: 2-3/4" to 3-1/4"; Medium/Large: 3-1/4" to 4"; Large: 4" to 5"
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General information on Bimaculatus Anthias Bimaculatus Anthias males have one or two spots on their dorsal fins with a pink head that fades to a bright red, which extends into the tail. The irregular pink bars are arranged in a horizontal fashion along the body which makes this fish among the most beautiful of Anthias. Females of the species are pink, with yellow dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. They are unique. Anthias are gorgeous fish for the only fish in an invertebrate or reef aquarium. This Bimaculatus Anthias does best when kept in its own species in an enormous tank. A marine species that is the Anthias lives in the middle of the tank, but is awed by the possibility of various hiding places. Anthias species are all characterized by the characteristic of being hermaphrodites. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.  
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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