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Lyretail Anthias


Pseudanthias squamipinnis

SKU: Lyretail Anthias Category: Tags: , Product ID: 5239


Scientific Name: Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Common Names: Sea Goldie, Lyretail Coralfish, Lyretail Anthias, Scalefin Anthias
Maximum Length: 4.7 in (12 cm)
Range: Indo-Pacific, Fiji
Minimum Aquarium Size: 55 gal (208 L)
Aquarium Suitability: Generally Durable and Hardy
Foods & Feeding: Carnivore: Meaty foods for Zooplankton feeders. Feed 3 to 4 Times a Day
Reef Compatibility: Excellent
Captive Care: This common, hardy anthias is surprisingly territorial. Even though they can be found in large groups in the wild they do best as individuals in our tanks. To keep a group, choose one male and eight or more females to house in a 180 gallon tank or larger. Be careful when housing this fish with its own genus or with peaceful zooplankton feeders. A varied diet is important to these active swimmers to get the best colors possible.