Fathead Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus)

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Fathead Anthias

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Fathead Anthias

Serranocirrhitus latus

379 Litres (100 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")


8.0 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Fathead Anthias, Fathead Sunburst Anthias, Swallowtail Basslet

Additional scientific names

Dactylanthias mcmichaeli

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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