General information about Lyretail Anthias
The Lyretail Anthias is the social butterfly in marine aquariums. The fish is so attractive and is extremely active and can draw attention to larger fish that live in the aquarium. Lyretail Anthias males have a bright red coloration with varying colors and patterns, while females tend to be more orange in coloration. It is believed that the Lyretail Anthias does best when kept in a group, and in a species-specific large aquarium. Male Lyretail Anthias should be kept in a group or with a few females. Although Lyretail Anthias generally occupy the middle of the home aquarium it appreciates the presence of numerous hiding places. The Anthias species share the characteristic of being hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the biggest female in the group is likely to transform into a male to replace him.