Do anthias breed in captivity?
The genus Pseudanthias particularly includes many of the smaller, aquarium-suitable species and aquaculture researchers recently succeeded in captive breeding one member of this genus.
Are anthias fish jumpers?
Most anthias species tend to leave other groups of fish alone. Some species of anthias are considered jumpers, such as P. pleurotaenia, so open-top fish aquariums should be carefully reconsidered if anthias are to be a featured element.
Is anthias fish Hardy?
Most Anthias fish species are relatively hardy, but require food often in order to thrive in the home aquarium. Due to the complex social structure of Anthias, it is advisable to keep one specimen per tank.
How many anthias are in a tank?
It is a shallow water species that thrives best in a 125 gallon aquarium with one male and up to ten females. When housed singly, 70 gallon tank is sufficient.
Can I keep 2 anthias?
There is a video from me on here somewhere. Mixing anthias as long as you do research, is not an issue, as long as you have space and the filtration capacity to cope with the heavy feeding.
Can you keep one anthias?
Valuable Member. Some anthias lose color in home aquarium(male lyretail and squareback are notorious) but they can be kept single.
What kind of fish to put in an Anthia tank?
Avoid housing anthias with large, more boisterous fish, such as large angels, triggers and the larger, aggressive wrasse species. Some species of anthias are considered jumpers, such as P. pleurotaenia, so open-top fish aquariums should be carefully reconsidered if anthias are to be a featured element.
Why did my anthias fish die in my tank?
In fact, it is not unheard of for these fish to die of stress caused by the swimming movements of non-aggressive but active tank mates. Although they are known to swim in large shoals in the wild, it is hard to replicate this behavior in the home aquarium. This is because of their extremely complex social hierarchy systems.
Why is it important to research anthias fish?
It is extremely important to research specific species of anthias before attempting to raise them because the more timid species can sometimes become stressed out by more active tank mates. In fact, it is not unheard of for these fish to die of stress caused by the swimming movements of non-aggressive but active tank mates.
What kind of reef does an Anthia live in?
Anthias typically are found in mixed shoals of males and females, as well as immature females and males. The shoals vary in size depending on species with some, such as Pseudanthias squamipinnis, P. huchtii and P. tuka, numbering in the thousands, whereas some, such as P. pleurotaenia, number less than a dozen.