Fathead Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus)

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Fathead Anthias

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Fathead Anthias

Serranocirrhitus latus

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.0 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years

Family

Serranidae



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Additional names

Fathead Anthias, Fathead Sunburst Anthias, Swallowtail Basslet

Additional scientific names

Dactylanthias mcmichaeli


Origin

Sexing

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. Males colouration tends to be more vivid than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

The diet in the wild primarily consists of zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium feed foods such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and other meaty foods designed for fish that feed on zooplankton.

Feeding regime

These fish are best fed between two to four times a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

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