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Anthias species are renowned for their ability to be hermaphroditic and their resilience in the face of adversity. This is exemplified by their tendency for the largest female to morph into a dominant male if one should perish. In this way, the stability of the group is maintained and the species continues to thrive. Furthermore, the ability to switch genders allows for greater genetic diversity, leading to healthier populations.
Anthias are known for their hardiness and will generally adjust well to their new home. They thrive in well-maintained aquariums with good water quality and frequent water exchanges. With the right care, anthias can be a healthy and vibrant addition to your tank. To ensure that your anthias stay in the best of health, it is important to provide them with a balanced diet of quality frozen and live foods. Feeding a variety of foods will ensure that your anthias receive the essential nutrients they need to stay healthy and energetic. Furthermore, maintaining a refugium with copepods and amphipods will provide a continuous source of live food for your anthias.
The approximate purchase size for small and medium frames is 2″ to 3-1/2″.