Parvirostris Anthias



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A fish with many color variations, Parvirostris Anthias is also known as a Shortsnout, Diadem, or Sunset Anthias. One of the more common color variations is predominantly yellow highlighted with red on the anal and caudal fins. In the wild, Shortsnouts are often found in schools, swimming at depths of 200 feet and so do well in an aquarium with similar tank mates.

Parviostris generally stay in the middle levels of the tank, but also require plenty of caves, ledges, and other hiding places. Although a 25 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, if keeping a group of one male and several females, a 125 gallon tank or larger tank is needed.

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.

Shortsnouts do well given a diet of seafood, frozen, and flake foods with lots of variety.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
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: 4"
Color Form: Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Maldives
Family: Serranidae

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