Evansi Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias evansi



A vibrant and colorful marine fish, the Evansi Anthias is also known as the Yellowtail Goldie or Evan’s Anthias. Mostly violet, its flanks are dotted with yellow dots as well as an orange-colored line that is visible laterally from the nose to the pectoral fin. A calm nature, the fish is a good match for other peaceful fish of the same species. If you keep several Evansi It is best to keep one male alongside multiple females in a 125 gallon tank. If the Evansi is kept on its own with no other Evansi, a 75 gallon tank is enough.


Anthias species are all characterized by the feature that they are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.


Once they have adapted to the fresh aquarium, the anthias perform optimally when given a variety of diet of mysis shrimp frozen as well as enriched brine shrimp frozen and, over time, may consume premium flake foods in small amounts throughout the daytime. A separate refugium for the cultivation of amphipods and copepods offers an unending supply of nutritious living food to maintain the active planktivore levels.


Evansian Anthias Evansi Anthias can be difficult to keep and isn’t suitable for novice aquarists.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″


Care Level

Moderate - Difficult



Color Form

Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

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

Max Size



Maldives, Sri Lanka



Minimum Tank

70 gallons


General information on Evansi Anthias

A bright and colorful marine fish the Evansi Anthias is predominantly violet. The sides are covered in yellow dots. An orange line runs from the pectoral fin to the nose. This Evansi Anthias does well with other peaceful peaceful fish that are non-aggressive of the same species. If you are keeping several Evansi Anthias, it is recommended to keep one male alongside many females in a larger tank. A single Evansi Anthias can be kept in medium-sized tanks. The Anthias species are all characterized by the characteristic in being hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the female with the highest number of females in the group may change to replace it. This is why the Evansi Anthias can be difficult to maintain and not suitable for novice aquarists.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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