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Princess Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias smithvanizi

$79.99

The princess Anthias is a stunning deepwater anthias that is sure to be a sought-after item to the dedicated anthias-keeper. The Princess Anthias is a stunning sapphire pink hue that is accented by golden-yellow flecks which immediately captivates the attention. One who is attentive will notice the golden-yellow spots appearing across all scales (except the ventrum) as if they were hand-painted by Picasso. With its vibrant, jewel-like hue It’s not difficult to understand why Princess Anthias is a royal in the eyes of anthias enthusiasts.
Princess Anthias initially might be difficult to adapt to the quarantine system. They are collected in waters up to 228 feet in depth. They prefer moderate to low lighting conditions at first. However, they will over time become accustomed to aquariums that have more intense lighting. The Princess Anthias might be stressed by shipping, contributing to their difficulties in acclimatizing. When the Princess Anthias has passed their quarantine and are strong enough to be introduced to your aquarium display they will thrive and will be peaceful in your aquarium, along with other calm fish. The Princess Anthias is best to be introduced into your aquarium prior to the introduction of other active, territorial fish so that they can be settled in without stress.

 

Like other species of anthias the princess Anthias may be kept as a single however it is best kept in small shoals that are made up of multiple individuals. The members in the Anthias group all have the characteristic to be hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group may transform into a fully functioning male to fill in for it. To provide habitat for princess Anthias aquascape extensively using live rock by creating caves and hiding spots. Make sure you keep wide areas of open space and ample surface area to ensure proper oxygenation of the water. To create a striking aquarium display, you could consider an incline reef profile maybe with a slight overhang to create additional shade and diffused lighting.

 

After settling into a new aquarium The Princess Anthias are best being fed a variety of mysis shrimp that are enriched and frozen and brine shrimp that have been enriched and, over time, can eat premium flake food that are available in small amounts throughout the daytime. A separate refugium for the cultivation of amphipods and copepods offers the fish a constant supply of living food to maintain this high level of planktivore activity.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2″ to 3″

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Category:

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Pink

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

3½"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information about Princess Anthias

The princess Anthias is a gorgeous deepwater anthias. The Princess Anthias is a deep shade of sapphire pink with golden yellow flecks that instantly draws the attention. With its vivid colors it’s not difficult to understand why the princess Anthias is highly sought-after by the majority of anthias lovers. The Princess Anthias initially might be difficult to adapt to the  system. It is believed that the Princess Anthias are collected in waters between 228 and 228 feet in depth and prefer moderate to low lighting at first, but gradually adjust to aquariums that have stronger lighting. The Princess Anthias should be brought into your aquarium prior to other active and territorial fishes, so they will settle without stress. Similar to many anthias species The princess Anthias could be kept in a single tank however it is best kept in small shoals made up of multiple individuals. The members from the Anthias group share the feature that they are hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the biggest female in the group could transform into an entirely functioning male to fill in for it. To provide habitat for princess Anthias aquascape extensively with live rocks making numerous caves and hiding spots. Keep wide areas of open space and ample surface area to allow for adequate oxygenation of the water. To create a striking aquarium display, you could consider an incline reef profile perhaps with a slight incline to offer additional protection and diffused lighting.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small