Purple Queen Anthias (Pseudanthias tuka)
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Purple Queen Anthias
473 Litres (125 US G.)
10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")
8.1 - 8.4
25.6-26.7°C (78 -80 °F)
- Yellow-Striped Anthias, Yellow-Striped Fairy Basslet
- Mauritius to Palau, and Southern Japan.
- Like other Anthias, it is a protogynous hermaphrodite. Females are pink-purple with a yellow back stripe and the top, and botton of the tail, while males are pink-purple with a yellow face, with a dark orange stripe on the face and back into the dorsal fin, and the tail a solid pink-purple with no yellow stripes, as well as a prominently pointed snout.
- Relatively peaceful fish.
- Planktonivorous, will need to eat a lot in a day, as so they are adapted to - around 4 times a day should suffice.
- Reef tank
- A fairly docile fish to keep.
- A pink-purple fish with yellow-orange stripe.
- The biggest challenge to keeping this species is feeding it enough. Being planktonivores, it is adapted to eat multiple times per day due to the tiny nature of its prey. It is advised you should feed them around 4 times per day to keep them from starving.
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