Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias Dispar)

Care Level: Moderate
Behavior: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max Size: Up to 4"
Diet: Carnivore

Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias Dispar)


The Dispar Anthias, otherwise known as the Madder Seaperch, are a type a fish that exhibit sexual dimorphism. Females are yellow-orange in color on their top halves and a muted lavender-white on their bottom halves. Males however, have bold red dorsal fins and are bright orange. They also lack the red stripes on their caudal fins.


It is best to house the Dispar Anthias in a 70 gallon tank or larger when house singly. If housing this species with one male and up to a group of ten females, it is best to house them in a 125 gallon tank or larger. Anthias are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male in the aquarium perishes, the largest female of the group will change genders to take its role. 



The diet of the Dispar Anthias should include: frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, flake foods, and live food from a refugium which cultivates copepods and amphipods.

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