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.