These fish are delivered directly from the wholesaler in LA to you. These fish have an arrive alive guarantee.
WARNING: Unless you really know what you are doing these fish may not survive without very specialized care for the first 24-48 hours. We really suggest you consider spending the extra money on the QTing this fish.
The Sunburst Anthias also known as Fathead Anthias, is a colorful fish, predominantly pink, with heavy yellow-to-orange scale margins and facial markings. Pectoral and anal fins are fringed in blue.
The Fathead Sunburst Anthias prefers to live at the bottom of the tank, so the deeper the better, but still maintain plenty of surface area for proper water oxygenation. An environment of low-to-moderate light with lots of hiding places is ideal. It is best housed with peaceful tankmates such as gobies. If keeping more than one, it is ideal to introduce all anthias at the same time.
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.
Once acclimated to a new aquarium, anthias do best when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched >frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 12 October, 2021.