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Sunset Anthias

Greek Name: Pseudanthias parvirostris

$44.99

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A fish that has a variety of colors, Sunset Anthias is also called a Shortsnout, Diadem. One of the more popular variations in color is predominantly yellow with red highlights on the caudal and anal fins. Wild, Shortsnouts can be found at schools swimming in 200 feet deep and therefore are a good fit in aquariums with tankmates who are similar to them.
Sunset Anthias typically reside in the middle of the tank. They also require lots of cavesand ledges and other places to hide. A 75 gallon tank can suffice for one fish. However, when keeping a group comprising one male and a few females and a 125 gallon and larger is required.

 

Anthias species are all characterized by the feature in being hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the biggest female in the group may change to replace it.

 

After being acclimated to the fresh aquarium Anthias are best being fed a variety of mysis shrimp frozen, brine shrimp that are enriched and frozen and, over time, could eat quality flake foods provided in small amounts throughout the daytime. A built-in refugium for the cultivation of amphipods and copepods offers an unending supply of nutritious live food that will keep the active planktivore levels.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4″ to 2-3/4″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

N/A

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025

Max Size

3"

Origin

Maldives

Family

N/A

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information on Sunset Anthias

A fish that has a variety of shades, Sunset Anthias is one of the most common colors. It is primarily yellow with red accents on the caudal and the anal fins. Wild, Shortsnouts can be found within large groups, and can be found in depths of up to 200 feet and therefore are a good fit in aquariums with tank mates who are similar to them. Sunset Anthias usually reside in the middle of the tank. They also require lots in caves, rocks and other places to hide. A medium-sized tank is adequate for a single anthia however in the case of you are keeping a group consisting of one male and a few females, the need for a large tank. Anthias are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group is likely to change to replace it.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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