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Scientific Name: Pseudanthias pictilis
Origin: Australia, Tonga
- 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.