Tiger Tuka Anthias (Pseudanthias lori)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 23 to 228 ft. Size: 4.5 in. Jumps: Likely Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Zooplankton - copepods, fish eggs, crustacean larvae
Natural History: The Tiger Tuka Anthias is found in reef faces and slopes and caves, ledges, and recesses. It forms aggregations with its own species and other closely related Pseudanthias. It is more abundant at the deeper parts of its habitat. It is often found in aggregations with other Anthias species.
Husbandry: The Tiger Tuka Anthias thrives in captivity if kept in groups consisting of one male and several females. Aquariums should provide plenty of hiding places, reduced light, and unaggressive community tankmates. It may require live foods during tank acclimation. It is generally not harmful to ornamental crustaceans. This Anthias species is reported to be hardier than many other Anthias species.
AKA: Lori's Anthias, Tiger Queen Anthias
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