Fish Guide

Sunset Anthias   (Pseudanthias parvirostris)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 114 to 195 ft.   Size: 3.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, copepods, crustacean larvae
Natural History: The Sunset Anthias is found on deep reefs of sand and rubble, often on slopes and dropoffs. It often aggregates with other species of Anthias around caves and structures.
Husbandry: The Sunset Anthias is not often seen in the aquarium trade. It should be provided numerous hiding places with live rock. Its tankmates should be peaceful. Females can be kept in groups but males should be housed singly. Live food may be required to acclimate this species to captivity. It prefers low-light conditions but is reported to be able to acclimate to shallow and brightly-lit aquaria.

AKA: Diadem Anthias, Shortsnout Anthias

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