Lyretail Anthias | Female/Juvenile

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The Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) is a coral safe fish that should be kept singly, or as a group of females with one male (or allow a male to develop). It needs a 125+ gallon aquarium to hold a group of Lyretails. Anthias require plenty of space to swim around, but some rock to provide hiding places is beneficial. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male dies, the largest female of the group will usually change sexes to take its place. We've included some photos of the more pink colored males for reference. Anthias are planktivores and require multiple, daily feedings of mysis shrimp, enriched brine shrimp, flakes, pellets, and other smaller meaty foods. A refugium producing copepods and amphipods will also help supplement their diet. Max size is around 5". Shipping size is medium (1.25" - 2"). 

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