Sunburst Anthias

SKU: 232Categories: Anthias, Saltwater Fish

The Fathead Sunburst Anthias, also known as the Fathead Anthias, is a colorful fish with a predominantly pink body, highlighted with heavy yellow-to-orange scale margins and facial markings. The pectoral and anal fins are fringed in blue, which enhances its overall appeal. The Fathead Sunburst Anthias prefers to live at the bottom of the tank, so it’s best to provide a deeper tank while maintaining plenty of surface area for proper water oxygenation. An environment with low-to-moderate light and lots of hiding places is ideal. Peaceful tankmates like gobies are the best companions for this species. If you plan to keep more than one, it is advisable to introduce all anthias at the same time. Anthias species share a unique trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male dies, the largest female of the group will often transform into a male to take its place. Once acclimated to a new aquarium, anthias do well when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium that cultivates copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food that keeps this active planktivore content.


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