Lyretail Anthias Yellow Breast Male

SKU: AO2414Categories: Saltwater Fish

The Lyretail Anthias Yellow Breast, also known as the Indian Ocean Lyretail Anthias, displays reddish hues in males and orange shades in females. This active fish has a tendency to coax out more introverted tank mates. For optimal care, house this species in a larger tank, preferably with others of its kind. Males should be kept alone or with several females. Although it occupies the middle region of the aquarium, providing hiding places is recommended. Anthias species share a unique characteristic of being hermaphroditic. In the absence of a dominant male, the largest female in the group will often transform to take on that role. Once they have acclimated to their new surroundings, anthias thrive when offered a diversified diet consisting of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and small amounts of high-quality flake food throughout the day. An attached refugium that fosters the growth of copepods and amphipods serves as a consistent source of nutritious live food to keep these active planktivores satisfied.


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