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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias cf. lunulatus

Common Names:Bali Lunate Anthias,

Forms small aggregations and found on outer reefs in 40-75 m.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Bali Lunate Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias bartlettorum

Common Names:Bartlett's Anthias, Bartlett's Fairy Bass Anthias

Occurs in large aggregations, few males and several dozen females and juveniles.

Origin: Marshall Islands, Western Pacific
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Bartlett’s Anthias prefers to eat zooplankton foods than flake or pellet unit and should feed at least 4-5 times per day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias bicolor

Common Names:Bicolor Anthias , Fancy Bass Anthias, Hawaian Anthias

Relatively uncommon inhabitant of lagoon patch reefs and outer reef slopes. Found in deep coastal to outer reef slopes, in current prone areas. Benthopelagic. It occurs in small groups above coral outcrops or near crevices or ledges.

Origin: Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Bicolor Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias bimaculatus

Common Names:Bimaculatus Anthias, Two-Spot Anthias, Two Spotted Basslet

Inhabits deep coastal drop-offs. In Java Sea, taken only in dead reef areas in somewhat turbid water. Closely related species such as P. pleurotaenia and P. bimaculatus may spawn at the same time and produce accidental hybrids.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Maldives
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Bimaculatus Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Odontanthias borboniu

Common Names:Blotchy Anthia, Yellow Spotted Anthias, Japanese Spotted Anthias

Solitary males were often seen in and near the coelacanth caves in 180-270 m. Occurs in 70-300 m.

Origin: Japan, Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Blotchy Anthias needs a diet that is rich in meaty foods. This diet should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Nemanthias carberryi

Common Names:Carberryi Anthias, Threadfin Anthias

Found in groups off outer reef slopes.

Origin: Africa, Maldives
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Carberryi Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias aurulentus

Common Names:Central Pacific Anthias,

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Origin: Christmas Island
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Central Pacific Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias cooperi

Common Names:Cooper's Anthias , Redbar Anthias

Mostly found on open substrate with low reef and remote bommies in depths over 20 m. Juveniles maybe shallow in coastal reefs. Form small, loose aggregations along current-swept drop-offs.

Origin: Africa, Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Cooper's Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias dispar

Common Names:Dispar Anthias , Madder Seaperch Anthias, Pearch Anthias, Peach Fairy Basslet Anthias, Redfin Anthias

Found at the upper-edge of steep outer reef slopes, with moderate currents. Occurs in large aggregations, of mixed sexes when feeding in currents sweeping the reef.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Maldives, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Dispar Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias evansi

Common Names:Evansi Anthias , Yellowback Anthias, Yellowtail Anthias

Occurs in large groups on outer reef slopes. Schooling species along upper parts of drop-offs and in outer reef lagoons. Feeds at various depths to near surface in pursuit of zooplankton.

Origin: Africa, Indian Ocean, Maldives, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Evansi Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Serranocirrhitus latus

Common Names:Fathead Sunburst Anthias , Fathead Anthias, Hawkfish Anthias

Occurs inshore near coral reefs. Also occurs in small groups near caves, ledges and drop-offs. Also a solitary species, sometimes in loose aggregations. Secretive, swims upside-down.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia,Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Pacific
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Fathead Sunburst Anthias prefers to eat zooplankton foods than flake or pellet unit and should feed at least 4-5 times per day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Plectranthias inermis

Common Names:Geometric Pygmy Hawk, High Fin Perchlet

Occurs in deep coastal and inner reef drop-offs from 30 m downwards. Rarely observed by divers because of its depth preference. Collected with rotenone and quinaldine at depths of 14-65 m. Solitary at base of steep slopes among rubble or in crevices.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Geometric Pygmy Hawk requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Plectranthias inermis

Common Names:Geometric Pygmy Hawk, High Fin Perchlet

Occurs in deep coastal and inner reef drop-offs from 30 m downwards. Rarely observed by divers because of its depth preference. Collected with rotenone and quinaldine at depths of 14-65 m. Solitary at base of steep slopes among rubble or in crevices.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Geometric Pygmy Hawk requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias lori

Common Names:Lori's Anthias, Tiger Queen Anthias

Usually in small groups on drop-offs from 30 to 60 m or in the vicinity of caves or ledges of steep outer reef slopes. Feeds on crustacean larvae and fish eggs.

Origin: Cook Islands, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Vanuatu 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Lori's Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Common Names:Lyertail Anthias , Jewel Anthias, Orange Anthias, Scalefin Anthias, Sea Goldie Anthias

Adults are found above coral outcrops or patch reefs of clear lagoons, channels, or outer reef slopes. Form large aggregations. Feed on zooplankton. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Males are territorial and haremic. Color patterns and size of sexual transition very slightly from one locality to the next. Total length for females from.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Maldives, Red Sea, Tonga, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Lyretail Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias heemstrai

Common Names:Orangehead Anthias ,

Found in harems. Minimum depth range from

Origin:
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament:
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Orangehead Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias pictilis

Common Names:Pictilis Anthias , Painted Goldie

Occurs in aggregations above steep outer reef slopes.

Origin: Australia, Melanesia, Tonga
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Pictilis Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias smithvanizi

Common Names:Princess Anthias ,

Large aggregations occur on steep outer reef slopes and drop-offs.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Palau
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Princess Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias tuka

Common Names:Purple Queen Anthias, Yellowstriped Fairy Basslet Anthias

Found primarily on continental reefs. Form aggregations on outer reef slopes to depths over 30 m. Feeds on planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.

Origin: Western Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The purple Queen Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias randalli

Common Names:Randall's Anthias,

Occurs in caves or coral rubble areas along steep drop-offs or channel walls. Benthopelagic. Found in small groups.

Origin: Cebu, Central Pacific, Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Randall's Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias rubrizonatus

Common Names:Redbar Anthias , Redgirdled Anthias, Redband Anthias, Redbelted Anthias, Tri-Color Anthias

Found in aggregations around isolated coral heads and rubble patches. Juveniles enter harbors and often on silty rocky reefs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Redbar Anthias needs a diet that is rich in meaty foods. This diet should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias flavoguttatus

Common Names:Red Saddled Anthias ,

Inhabits rocky reefs. Forms large schools, frequently mixed with other Pseudanthias.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Saddled Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias fasciatus

Common Names:Red Stripe Anthia, One-Stripe Anthia

Found in or near caves and ledges of seaward reefs. Adults swim upside-down. Solitary or in small groups.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Red Stripe Anthias needs a diet that is rich in meaty foods. This diet should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias rubrizonatus

Common Names:Redbar Anthias , Redgirdled Anthias, Redband Anthias, Redbelted Anthias, Tri-Color Anthias

Found in aggregations around isolated coral heads and rubble patches. Juveniles enter harbors and often on silty rocky reefs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Redbar Anthias needs a diet that is rich in meaty foods. This diet should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias pulcherrimus

Common Names:Resplendent Anthias , Resplendent Goldie, Tierra Anthias

Inhabits deep reefs. Forms small groups near caves and ledges, steep dropoffs in 10-70 m.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Maldives,
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Resplendent Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudoanthias pleurotaenia

Common Names:Square Anthias , Purple Blotch Anthias, Squareback Anthias, Squarespot Anthias

Aggregations of this species occur a few meters above the edges of current-swept drop-offs. Females and males in separate aggregations or mixed sexes. Juveniles solitary and remain close to shelter. Seldom encountered in the aquarium trade.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Square Anthias chiefly feed on Zooplankton and care must be taken to feed meaty foods for Zooplankton feeders. It diet should include a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, high quality preparations foods and others meaty treats. It prefers to be fed at least 4 times per day.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias hypselosoma

Common Names:Stocky Anthias ,

Found inshore. Usually occurs in groups on well-protected reefs of lagoons or bays.

Origin: Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Stocky Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Suitable food items to include a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias parvirostris

Common Names:Sunset Anthias , Diadem Anthias, Shortsnout Anthias, Yellow Stripe Anthias

Rarely seen because of small size and deepwater habitat. Usually in depths over 40 m and more common in 50-60 m range where it forms small groups that swim close to the substrate; may also occur in aggregations above patch reefs on sand or rubble seaward slopes.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Maldives, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Sunset Anthias requires a diet of varied meaty foods in small quantities throughout the day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudoanthias huchtii

Common Names:Threadfin Anthias , Redcheek Anthias, Green Anthias

Occurs singly or in small groups around coral outcrops of clear outer reef slopes. Males are territorial and haremic. Total length for females from Masuda & Allen.

Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Threadfin Anthias prefers to eat zooplankton foods than flake or pellet unit and should feed at least 4-5 times per day. Must feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp and over time may eat high quality flake foods. You should make every effort to have an attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live foods sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias ventralis

Common Names:Ventralis Anthias, Longfin Anthias

Inhabits caves or coral rubble along steep drop-offs or channel walls. Feeds on larvae of crustaceans and fish eggs. Secretive.

Origin: Pacific Ocean, Marshall Islands
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Ventralis Anthias chiefly feed on Zooplankton and care must be taken to feed meaty foods for Zooplankton feeders. It diet should include a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, high quality preparations foods and others meaty treats. It prefers to be fed at least 4 times per day.

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Scientific Name:Pseudanthias luzonensis

Common Names:Yellowlined Anthia, Luzon Anthias, Luzon Basslet, Bali Fairy Basslet

Occurs in coastal reefs, along deep slopes, usually in small aggregations.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Yellowlined Anthias needs a diet that is rich in meaty foods. This diet should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

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