Dispar Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias dispar



The Dispar Anthias is commonly known as the Madder Seaperch. Males sport a dorsal fin that is bright red and doesn’t have any stripes of red on their tails. Females can display a yellowish-orange top and a pale white to lavender on the bottom. The Dispar Anthias is an inhabitant of reefs of the wild. It is a shallow-water species that thrives when placed in a large 125 gallon tank with a male and up to 10 females. If singular a 70-gallon tank is adequate. The Anthias species are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group may change to replace it.
After settling into a newly installed aquarium, Anthias perform well when they are fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp frozen and vitamin enriched brine shrimp. Over time they may consume high-quality flake food in small amounts throughout the day. A nearby refugium for the cultivation of amphipods and copepods will provide an steady supply of nutritious live food that will keep the active planktivore levels.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium 2″ to 3″; Medium/Large: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″


Care Level




Color Form

Orange, Purple, Red, White, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Indonesia, Sri Lanka



Minimum Tank

70 gallons


General info about Dispar Anthias

The Dispar Anthias is most at ease with only one male and several females. It is recommended for you to place this Dispar Anthias in a small tank if keeping it as a single. If the dominant male dies then the biggest female in the group may change to take over the place of the deceased. It is believed that the Dispar Anthias is a peaceful species and is not recommended to be kept in a tank with fish that are predatory. This anthias species requires proper biological and mechanical filtering.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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