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Red Belted Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias rubrizonatus

$39.99

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Red Belted Anthias is a beautiful colored anthias that has an imposing personality. The tough beauty draws attention to the aquarium’s reef with a stunning mix of warm pink, red, and orange colors. As with its name Red Belted Anthias, is easily identifiable by a vertical red belt or band that almost perfectly divides the anterior and posterior half. Although it is hardy and beautiful colored The Red Belted Anthias displays aggression towards other anthias and conspecifics and needs to be placed in an appropriate habitat to maintain harmony in aquariums.
Like other Anthias species The Red Belted Anthias can be kept in small shoals that are comprised of multiple females, with one male in each group. Its natural environment is in groups around coral heads and rubble patches in levels ranging from 65 to 436 feet.

 

To provide habitat for Red Belted Anthias, aquascape your aquarium extensively with live rocks, creating an impressive reef profile that includes numerous caves as well as other hiding spots. Keep your aquarium wide areas of open space and lots of surface area to ensure the proper oxygenation of your water. The members in the Anthias group all have the feature to be hermaphroditic. When a male who is dominant dies the most dominant female in the group may transform into an active male to replace it.

 

After acclimating to a newly installed aquarium Anthias are best being fed a variety of mysis-flaked frozen shrimp and brine shrimp enriched in brine and, over time, could eat quality flake foods that are available in small amounts throughout the daytime. A refugium attached to it that cultivates amphipods and copepods will provide an ongoing supply of healthy live food that will keep this high level of planktivore activity.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Sub Adult/Male: 2″-3″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

N/A

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

5"

Origin

N/A

Family

N/A

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information on Red Belted Anthias

Red Belted Anthias is a stunningly colored anthia with an imposing personality. This tough beauty is a great addition to the aquarium’s reefs by attracting attention with its stunning mix of warm pink, red and orange hues. Like its name, the Red Belted Anthias is easily identifiable by a vertical band or red hued band which nearly seamlessly divides the anterior and posterior halves. While it’s hardy and stunningly colored The Red Belted Anthias displays aggression toward other anthias and their conspecifics and needs to be properly housed to ensure that the aquarium is harmonious. Similar to other Anthias species The Red Belted Anthias can be kept in small shoals that are comprised of several females and one male in each group. Within its habitat in the wild, the Red Belted Anthias is found in small aggregations of coral heads as well as rubble patches that range from the depths of 65 to 436 feet. To provide habitat for Red Belted Anthias, aquascape your aquarium with plenty of live rock, creating an impressive reef profile that includes many caves and areas of hiding. Give your aquarium wide areas of open space and lots of surface area to ensure the proper oxygenation of the water. The members in the Anthias group all have the characteristic that they are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female of the group may transform into a male to replace it.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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