Bartlett’s Anthias



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The Bartlett's Anthias is also known as the Bartletts Fairy Bass. The males have a more intense coloration with a violet body and yellow running along the back through the upper caudal lobe. The females tend to be lavender in color with a yellow back and caudal fin.

The Bartlett's Anthias does best when kept with its own species in a tank of at least 50 gallons, but is also a beautiful fish for the fish only, invertebrate, or reef aquarium. The Anthias dwells in the middle of a tank but appreciates the availability of several hiding places.

Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.

The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders, small quantities of food several times per day.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Cook Islands
Family: Serranidae

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