Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max Size: Up to 5"
Fat Head Sunburst Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus)
The Fathead Sunburst Anthias, otherwise known as the Fathead Anthias, are pink in body with orange-yellow scaled margins. Their fins are translucent in color with yellow highlights.
It is best to house the Fathead Sunburst Anthias in a 70 gallon tank or larger with with plenty of space for swimming and hiding spaces. These fish prefer to live at the bottom of the tank, and enjoy low-to-moderate lighting. The Fathead Sunburst Anthias are a very peaceful fish and do well with peaceful species such as gobies. If keeping them with other anthias, it is best to introduce them all at the same time.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 Fathead Sunburst Anthias should include: frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, flake foods, and live food from a refugium which cultivates copepods and amphipods.