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.