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Stocky Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias hypselosoma

$32.99

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This Stocky Anthias makes a beautiful addition to the fish-only invertebrate as well as reef aquarium. Like its name implies, this Anthias is slightly larger and shorter in shape. Males are covered in orange with yellow-colored lines, an orange back and an underside that is cream-colored.
A Stocky Anthias does best when kept in its own species in tanks of at least the size of 125 Gallons. In their natural habitats, Anthias inhabit well-protected reefs of bays and lagoons. In the aquarium that you own, Anthias typically dwells in the middle of the tank, but enjoys the accessibility of numerous hiding spots.

 

Anthias species are all characterized by the characteristic that they are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group is likely to change to replace it.

 

After settling into a fresh aquarium Anthias are best being fed a variety of mysis shrimp frozen, brine shrimp that are enriched and frozen and, over time, can eat premium flake food provided in small quantities throughout the daytime. A nearby refugium for the cultivation of amphipods and copepods will provide an unending supply of nutritious fresh food that is sure to maintain the active planktivore levels.

 

Approximate size of purchase Small 1-1/2″ to 1-1/4″ Medium 1 1/4″ up to 4″ Large to 6″ up to 6″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Orange, Yellow

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

7"

Origin

Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information about Stocky Anthias

Stocky Anthias makes a beautiful addition to any fish only or invertebrate aquarium. The name itself suggests that this Anthias is a bit larger and smaller in shape. Stocky Anthias males are decorated with the orange-colored back and yellow-colored lines and an underside that is cream-colored. The Stocky Anthias does best when kept in the same species in an enormous tank. In their natural habitats, Anthias inhabit well-protected reefs of bays and lagoons. In the aquarium at home, Anthias typically dwells in the middle of the tank, but they appreciate the accessibility of numerous hiding places. The species of Anthias all have the same trait: they are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the largest female, orange back yellow lines slightly broader, of the group may change to replace it.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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