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Red Saddled Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias flavoguttatus

$74.99

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What is it that makes Red Saddled Anthias a highly desired addition to the experienced aquarium enthusiast isn’t just the stunning multiple colors of yellow and pink, but it also has an lively nature, remarkable personality and general lack of interest for corals and sessile marine invertebrates and other fishes that are not similar. Because of its extremely limited harvest, remote locations and deep depths at which they are the most abundant, the Red Saddled Anthias is rarely found in aquariums and this increases the value of this treasure of the deep.
The Red Saddled anthias initially might be difficult to adapt to an established system. It is believed that the Red Saddled Anthias are collected in water between 98 and 102 feet in depth and are accustomed to low to moderate lighting at first, but gradually adjust to aquariums that have stronger lighting. These Red Saddled Anthias might be stressed by shipping, contributing to their difficulty in acclimatizing. When they have completed their quarantine and are robust enough to be introduced to your aquarium display they will flourish and be a part of your aquarium, along with other calm fish. It is recommended that the Red Saddled Anthias should be added to your aquarium before other active, territorial fish to allow them to be settled in without stress.

 

As with other species of anthias The Red Saddled Anthias can be kept as a single animal, but it is more effective in small shoals made up of many individuals. The members in the Anthias group share the feature of being hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group will transform into an active male to replace it. To provide habitat for Red Saddled Anthias aquascape abundantly with live rocks making numerous caves and hiding spots. Make sure you maintain spaces that are open and have plenty of surface area to allow for adequate oxygenation of your water. To create a striking aquarium display, think about the possibility of a dramatic reef profile, perhaps with a slight incline to offer additional protection and lighting that is diffused.

 

After acclimating to a newly installed aquarium Anthias thrive when provided with a diverse diet consisting of mysis shrimp frozen, enhanced brine shrimp frozen in brine and eventually, they can eat premium flake food that is available in small amounts throughout the daytime. A refugium that is attached to the tank and cultivates amphipods and copepods will provide an unending supply of nutritious live food that will keep the active planktivore levels.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Juvenile/Female: 2″; Sub adult/Male: 2″ to 3″

Category:

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

N/A

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4

Max Size

4¼"

Origin

Indonesia

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information about Anthias Red Saddled

The Red Saddled Anthias, along with the Central Pacific Anthias is a deepwater Anthias considered to be one of the most desirable fish to be kept in reef aquariums by many. The Red Saddled Anthias a highly desired addition for the experienced fisherman isn’t just the stunning multiple colors of yellow and pink, but additionally its energetic nature, great personality, and overall lack of interest with corals, sessile marine invertebrates, and other fishes that are not similar. Due to the limited harvest, isolated areas, and deep depths at which they are the most abundant, the Red Saddled Anthias is rarely found in aquarium trade which increases the appeal of this gem of deep. The Red Saddled Anthias at first might be difficult to adapt to a unique system. The Red Saddled Anthias are collected in water as deep as 98 feet. of depth and prefer moderate to low lighting initially, but eventually, adjust to aquariums that have stronger lighting. When the Red Saddled Anthias have completed their quarantine and are robust enough to be introduced to your aquarium display They will flourish and will become peaceful inhabitants of your fully functioning aquarium, along with other tranquil fish. The Red Saddled Anthias should be added to your aquarium before other active territorial fishes so that they will settle without stress. Like many species of anthias, they can be kept in a single tank but is best in small schools composed of multiple individuals. The members from the Anthias group all have the characteristic of being hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group could transform into an entirely functioning male to replace it. To create habitat for the fish aquascape extensively with live rock by creating caves and hiding spots. Keep wide areas of open space and ample surface area for adequate oxygenation of your 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

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