DISPAR ANTHIAS small

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   Anthias belong to the family Serranidae, and make up the subfamily Anthiinae. These fish are commonly seen in photos of the reef in vast schools of pink, orange, yellow, or a combination of those colors. Like some others in the fish world, anthias are hermaphroditic. They are all born female and when the dominant male of the harem is gone, one of the females will usually become a male. This usually leads to trouble with the other subdominant males if any are present. In a small aquarium, this could be a problem. Otherwise, anthias are a peaceful fish and they can be found in every tropical ocean in the world.

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ANTHIAS DISPAR SMALL Mirolabrichthys dispar

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

Description: Anthias Dispar can be commonly found from the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. They are a very active fish and like to swim among the open water. As with other fish in the Anthias group, anthias dispar are hermaphrodites. When a male fish is not detected in the aquarium, the largest female will often morph to take its place. Males tend to be bright red in color, relatively larger than females, and have an extended red dorsal fin. Females may display a yellowish-orange on the top and pale lavender to white on the underside.

Recommended Tank Size: The Anthias Dispar should have a minimum aquarium of at least 75 gallons. If there are one male and eight or more females it is recommended that the tank size is more than 125 gallons. There should be no more than one male for every ten females. If your desire is to keep only one Anthias Dispar than a 25 gallon tank will be sufficient. The aquarium should have a sufficient amount of live rock as well as substantial room in the water column for their constant movement. It is also recommended that the aquarium has higher intensity lighting which is needed for a healthy reef aquarium.

Diet and Food: Anthias Dispar are carnivorous fish and mainly feed upon zooplankton in their natural habitat. At times the Diapar Anthias can sometimes be reluctant to feed, but can be enticed with amphipods, copepods, rotifers, and brine shrimp as well as foods such as prepared zooplankton, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, chopped mysis shrimp, and other frozen meaty foods for marine fish. Due to their constant activity and high metabolisms, they should be fed at least two, preferably three times a day.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility: Aquarium Compatibility, Reef and Coral Safe

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Saltwater Anthias sold on this site are generally 1 inches to 4 inches in length. All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows. Size will vary for species and season.

TR - tank raised 1- 2 inches

Small 2 - 3 inches

Medium 3-4 inches

Large 4-6 inches