Carberryi Anthias

Carberryi Anthias
Latin name:
(Nemanthias carberryi)

Care Level





Black, Orange, Purple, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Size



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The Carberryi Anthias is an incredibly attractive fish that is native to the coral reefs of the Maldives. It has beautiful purple coloration on its head and abdomen, accompanied by a bright yellow hue that covers its anterior. These fish are incredibly active and will help bring out the more shy species in your tank. They generally inhabit the mid-region of your tank, but appreciate the presence of several hiding spots. With its vibrant colors and active nature, the Carberryi Anthias is sure to be a wonderful addition to your aquarium. Furthermore, its adaptability and hardiness make it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Carberryi Anthias thrive when kept in a large species-specific tank of at least 70-gallons. Adding as little as one male to the aquarium will ensure the health of the shoal, though the ratio should be kept to one male to four to six females/juveniles. This is due to their hermaphroditic nature, where the largest female of the group will morph to take the place of the dominant male if he perishes. It is also important to maintain the group of mainly juveniles and female individuals.

An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food, which will keep this active planktivore content. Anthias do best when fed a varied diet of enriched frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day.