Fish Guide

Square Anthias   (Pseudanthisas pleurotaenia)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 33 to 585 ft.   Size: 8 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 70+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: Square Anthias is found on reef dropoffs with tidal currents, usually in excess of 100 feet. It is usually observed in groups of a single male with many females.
Husbandry: The Square Anthias is best housed in an aquarium with some live rock to provide the hiding places it will need to retreat into when threatened. It also needs tank space to provide swimming room. It is shy immediately after introduction but will emerge to feed on brine shrimp, live or frozen. It thrives best in dimly lit aquaria that simulate its natural reef lighting conditions.

AKA: Squarespot Anthias, Squareblock Anthias, Squareback Anthias, Mirrow Anthias

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