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Lyretail Squamipinnis Anthias

Lyretail Squamipinnis Anthias
Lyretail Squamipinnis Anthias
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
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Female Lyretail Anthias are also known as Blue-Eyed Anthias. These fish are bright orange in color with a distinct blue marking from its eye to the base of its pectoral fin. We find this fish to be extremely hardy amongst the Anthias available. We only bring them in from Fiji. They are more colorful and in much better condition compared to specimens from the Indian Ocean. We feed our Anthias Prawn Roe, Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, ArtctiPods, and other finely chopped meaty foods. One male per 3-9 females is suggested to avoid aggression. Females are orange while males develope much longer dorsal spines, spot on their pectoral fins, and a pinkish red color. Female pictured below. Please specify in you order instructions how many males and females you would like.

The family of Anthias are closely related to Seabasses, which include Groupers. These fish begin life as females and will change sex based on the requirement of their "harem". Anthias gather in huge schools around reefs where they swim within the school waiting for food. These schools can be seen in the hundreds and are made up of small "harems" of a single dominant male, less dominant males, and many females.