Red Stripe Anthias "Pseudanthias fasciatus"

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

5" - 8"

Minimum Size

75 gallon

Color

Orange, Red, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025) specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Red Stripe Anthias (Pseudanthias fasciatus) naturally occupies reefs from the Red Sea, all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and Japan. The Red Stripe Anthias will reach a length of eight inches, is considered to be "reef safe", and should be kept in an aquarium larger than 125 gallons. This Anthias are typically an active, semi-aggressive marine fish that should be added to an already "cycled" a new aquarium. The Red Stripe Anthias may be kept with other Anthias, as long they are relatively similar in size. Each living organism is unique in its own way, and all marine fish, even of the same species, may not behave the same. It is important to understand that every individual is unique, and that adjustments may have to be made when introducing fish of the same species. One Red Stripe Anthias will typically accept another Anthias. If aggression is observed it is best to rearrange habitat, and continue to observe behavior. The Red Stripe Anthias are hermaphroditic. The juveniles are each female. As they mature, the dominant female will morph into a male.

Aquarium Diet (Carnivorous): The Red Stripe Anthias (Pseudanthias fasciatus) are naturally carnivorous, as they primarily consume Shrimp, Krill, and Mullusk. However, optimal health will only be achieved with a balanced diet including algal species such as Spirulina, or Daphnia.