Randall's Anthias (Pseudanthias randalli)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 49 to 390 ft. Size: 2.8 in. Jumps: No Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Randall's Anthias is found on groups of 10 to 20 fish on reef dropoffs at depths over 65 feet. It remains close to the substrate even when feeding. It is adapted to dim light and benthic feeding.
Husbandry: Randall's Anthias prefers a dimly lit aquarium and may acclimate better if other smaller Anthias (Dispar) are present. It should not be placed with other aggressive species since it may then refuse to feed. This is a delicate anthias species and should be housed with other peaceful fish. It is collected from deep reefs and is prone to swimbladder buoyancy problems when handled poorly.
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