Female Asian Orange Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias cheirospilos/squamipinnis) - Small
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Pseudanthias anthias are brightly colored and make an exquisite display when added in a group. The female Orange Lyretail Anthias can be added in groups of at least three, but they do much better in a harem size of 6 or 9. Usually, one in the group will morph into a male, but a male Lyretail can be added for every 4 or 5 females. Lyretails are quick to take a large variety of foods and have shown themselves to be quite hardy. The females are predominately orange in color with yellow in their fins. They have a pinkish purple stripe that goes from their eye to their pectoral fins. The males are predominately red and purple in color with vibrant red and yellow in the fins. The males also have an elongated dorsal fin, which helps with identifying. They have a red stripe that goes from their eyes to their pectoral fins. The Lyretail Anthias has a maximum size of about 5" and will need a substantial amount of swimming room.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and swimming room
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods and vegetable-based foods
- - Reef safe
- - Great for the moderate hobbyist
- - Should be housed in a harem
- - Minimum tank size: 150 gallons (depending on size of harem)
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1-2"; Medium 2-3"
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