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Squareback Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias pleurotaenia

$44.99

Due to its distinctive color and shape, its Squareback Anthias body of the female is mostly yellow, with a purple belly and usually, the body has a thin blue line running from the nose to the pectoral fin. Males are mostly pink with a purple belly, and have a more rectangular body on the side.
This kind of Anthias is best placed in an aquarium that has low lighting, indirect or its brilliant colors will fade. While they prefer to stay at the mid-tank depth They have been observed in depths of up to 600 feet within the natural. An individual Anthias may be housed in medium-sized tanks, but groups of anthias must be kept in tanks that are large. The Squareback Anthias enjoy ample space to swim.

 

Anthias species share the characteristic that they are hermaphroditic. When a male who is dominant dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.

 

Once they have acclimated to the fresh aquarium Anthias thrive when provided with a diverse diet consisting of mysis shrimp frozen and brine shrimp that have been enriched and, over time, could eat quality flake foods provided in small quantities throughout the daytime. A refugium attached to it that cultivates amphipods and copepods will provide the constant supply of healthy fresh food that is sure to maintain the active planktivore levels.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Small/Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/4″; Medium: 3-1/4″ to 4-1/4″; Medium/Large: 4-1/4″ to 5-1/4″ Large: 5-1/4″ to 6-1/4″

Clear
Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Orange, Purple, Red

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

7¾"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

100 gallons

Description

General info about Squareback Anthias
Due to its unique color variation, the body of the female is mostly yellow with an encasement of lavender, and usually, the body has a thin blue line running from the nose to the pectoral fin. Males tend to be pink, with a lavender belly, and have a more rectangular shape on the side. This kind of Anthias is best in an aquarium with dim lighting. Though they prefer to remain at the mid-tank depth They have been observed in depths of up to 600 feet deep in nature. A single Anthias are able to be housed in medium-sized tanks, but groups of anthias must be kept in tanks that are large, The Squareback Anthias enjoy ample space to swim. Anthias species are all hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small