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Waitei Anthias

Greek Name: Luzonichthys waitei

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It is known as the Waitei Anthias, Luzonichthys waitei is also known under another attractive and descriptive name that is commonly used that is it is also known as the Magenta Slender Anthias. The members of the genus Luzonichthys (Slender Anthias) and this particular beauty, appear only in sporadic instances in the aquarium market and are thus highly sought-after by enthusiasts. The Waitei Anthias is a vibrant fish that has a variety of shades of magenta, orange, and purple that instantly fill aquariums in marine settings with an exciting color. As their name implies, Slender Anthias have elongate bodies that can be distinguished through a split or split dorsal fin. However, distinguishing male and female Anthias within this genus is an additional challenge due to the fact that colors does not vary between genders. The shy Waitei Anthias may require extra “TLC” when it is first introduced to the aquarium. It is recommended to be maintained in smaller groups with five or more. This Waitei Anthias is well suited to any aquarium that houses reef calm fishes. Don’t keep Waitei Anthias with aggressive or overactive fish, especially the larger, more active, and aggressive species of anthias.

 

The members in the Anthias group have the characteristic of being hermaphrodites. When a male who is dominant dies the biggest female of the group could transform into fully functioning males to replace it.

 

In its natural habitat, the Waitei Anthias is found in large numbers on the steep slopes of the outer reef with depths ranging from three to 179 feet. To create habitat for these Waitei Anthias, fill the aquascape with live rocks creating caves, as well as other places to hide. Make sure you maintain large areas of open space and enough surface area to ensure proper oxygenation of the water. Create strong water flow to recreate the swept-off areas along the reef slopes.

 

After being acclimated to the new aquarium, Waitei Anthias thrive when being fed a diverse diet consisting of mysis shrimp enriched in frozen and brine shrimp that have been enriched and, over time, may consume premium flake food in small amounts throughout the daytime. A refugium that is attached to the tank and cultivates amphipods and copepods offers an ongoing supply of healthy living food to maintain the planktivore activity.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″

Category:

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Orange, Purple, Red, 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

3"

Origin

Fiji

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

55 gallons

Description


General info about Waitei Anthias

The Waitei Anthias, Luzonichthys Waitei is a species of the Genus Luzonichthys (Slender Anthias) and, with this rare beauty, appear only occasionally in the aquarium trade and are thus sought-after by enthusiasts. The Waitei Anthias is a vibrant fish that has a variety of shades like magenta, orange, and purple which instantly invigorate marine aquariums with vibrant colors. Like their name suggests, Slender Anthias have elongate bodies that can be distinguished by the split or divided dorsal fin. But, distinguishing male from female Anthias within this genus presents more of a challenge as color is not different between genders. When first introduced to the aquarium, the Waitei Anthias should be to be kept in groups with five or more people. This Waitei Anthias is well suited for aquariums with reefs that house tranquil fishes. Avoid putting Waitei Anthias with aggressive or overactive fish, especially the larger active and aggressive species of Anthias. The members from the Anthias group share the same trait: being hermaphroditic. When a dominant male dies the most dominant female of the group could transform into an active male to take over its place. Within its habitat in the wild, the Waitei Anthias is found in large groups along the slopes of the outer reef with depths ranging from between 3 and 179 feet. To create habitat for Waitei Anthias, fill the aquascape with live rocks making caves and other hideouts. Make sure you maintain wide open spaces and ample surface space to allow for adequate oxygenation of the water. Create strong water flow to recreate the drop-off areas that are currently swept of the slopes of the reef that Waitei Anthias usually inhabit when they are in wild.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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