Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max Size: Up to 3"
Sunset Anthias (Pseudanthias Parvirostris)
The Sunset Anthias, also known as the Shortsnout Anthias and the Diadem Anthias, are a type of fish that exhibits sexual dimorphism. The females are a golden yellow with subtle red highlights, while the males are a muted red with gold highlights.
It is best to house the Sunset Anthias in a 70 gallon tank or larger with plenty of hiding spaces, caves, and ledges. These fish do well when they are in groups that consist of one male and several females. If the group is rather large, it may be best to keep them in a 125 gallon tank. 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 Sunset Anthias should include: frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, flake foods, and live food from a refugium which cultivates copepods and amphipods.