Huchtii Anthias

Latin name: (Pseudanthias huchtii)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color(s)

Blue, Orange, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

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

Minimum Tank Size

Serranidae

Family

4¾"

The Huchtii Anthias is an ideal addition to any experienced aquarist’s tank. This vibrant fish prefers to be kept in an aquarium of 125 gallons or more, and when kept in groups, they will bring beautiful color and life to the tank. Furthermore, they enjoy the middle of the aquarium, but they also like to have several hiding spots to retreat to. With the right care, the Anthias can make a perfect addition to a larger aquarium.

Anthias species are a unique type of fish in the hermaphroditic family, exhibiting a distinctive trait among fish populations. They are capable of changing from female to male depending on the circumstances of their environment. This is particularly evident when the dominant male of the group perishes and the largest female morphs to take its place. Furthermore, this trait is beneficial for the species in terms of reproductive success since it ensures that a healthy and strong individual can lead the group. Additionally, this helps maintain the stability of the population since the same sex is not reproducing constantly. As a result, Anthias species are able to thrive in their natural habitats.

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

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