Carberryi Anthias



The Carberryi Anthias (Nemanthias carberryi) often referred to in the Threadfin Anthias is a very stunning fish that is a part of the reefs in the Maldives. Carberryi Anthias are very colorful with vibrant purple colors on the abdomen and head area, and a bright yellow coloration that gorgeously paints the front that the fish. Carberryi Anthias are very active marine fish, which naturally draw out shier fish who share their aquariums with them. Carberryi Anthias are usually found in the midwater area of tanks, but they appreciate having a variety of areas to hide in. Carberryi Anthias do best when kept in shoals or groups in a specific tank for the species that is at 70-gallons or more. When setting up an anthias shoal it is recommended that the group must consist primarily of female and juvenile individuals. The aquarium should only have one male to your aquarium unless large. Even in a large aquarium, The ratio should be heavily skewed towards female or juvenile anthias (a common general rule of thumb is one male for each four to six females/juveniles). Incredibly, all species of anthias have the same trait of being hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the most dominant female in the group is likely to change to replace it. After acclimating to a newly installed aquarium Anthias are best provided with a variety of mysis shrimp that are enriched and frozen and brine shrimp that have been enriched and, over time, could eat quality flake foods that are available in small amounts throughout the daytime. A refugium that is attached to the tank and cultivates amphipods and copepods offers an unending supply of healthy live food that will keep this planktivore activity. Approximate size of purchase: Small: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4" Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" Large: 2-1/4" to 3"  
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General information regarding Carberryi Anthias The Carberryi Anthias comes from the reefs of the Maldives and is a attractive fish. The Anthias have a purple color on their stomach and head area, the tail and back are yellow. They are extremely active and can draw out the shier fish that share their tank with them. Carberryi Anthias does best when kept in an aquarium that is designed for this species in a medium size. The Anthias is found at the heart of the marine aquarium, but is awed by the availability of a variety of hiding spots. The Anthias species are all hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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