Ventralis Anthias



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One of the more difficult Anthias varieties to keep, the Ventralis Anthias, also known as the Longfin Anthias or Rainbow Fairy Basslet, does well when kept alone and requires a 30 gallon tank. Males tend to fight and may harass females unless the tank is large - 50 gallons. The male's body is purple to reddish pink, with yellow fins and yellow markings on the face. The female is a dark orange-brown.

Members of the Anthias group 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 Ventralis Anthias does best in low-to-moderate indirect lighting on a diet of zooplankton and floating filamentous algae.

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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