Blotchy Anthias (Holanthias borbonius)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 300 to 984 ft. Size: 4 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Blotchy Anthias is found on deepwater reefs in caves and recesses. It has been observed in coelacanth (the living fossil fish) caves.
Husbandry: The Blotchy Anthias is a rare fish in the aquarium trade. It is less aggressive as a juvenile than as an adult. Adults may harass other anthias species in a mixed-anthias tank.
AKA: Blotchy Deep Anthias, Checked Swallowtail
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