Pictilis Anthias

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Scientific Name: Pseudanthias pictilis

Family: Serranidae

Origin:  Australia, Tonga


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 5-7 years, possibly longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 6"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons



Anthias need live rock to hide in and will appreciate high water flow. They are best kept with other peaceful fish and can be kept together in a group consisting of one male and a few females. They should be fed multiple times a day and will thrive on a diet of meaty frozen, live, pellet and high quality flake foods. 

Anthias are hermaphrodites. They all hatch as females and then the most dominant female within a group becomes the male, and if the male dies, he is replaced.