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The Bicolor Anthias is a stunning addition to any aquarium, and is sure to bring a splash of color to your setup. It is hardy and adaptable, but should be kept in an aquarium of at least 125 gallons, with its own species. It enjoys a variety of hiding places, and should not be kept with overly aggressive fish. In addition, it is important to ensure the aquarium has plenty of live rock and corals, as this will make the Anthias feel secure and comfortable in its environment. With the right care, the Bicolor Anthias will thrive in any aquarium!
Anthias species are incredible creatures and possess a unique ability to adapt to their environment. As hermaphrodites, they can reproduce with any other member of their species, allowing them to easily repopulate in the event of a population decrease. Additionally, if a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place, demonstrating the resilience of these species. Furthermore, it is an impressive example of the power and flexibility of the natural world.
A varied diet is essential for Anthias, which do best when fed frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. The attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provide a steady supply of nutritious live food, ensuring this active planktivore is content.