Fish Guide

Pascalus Anthias   (Pseudanthias pascalus)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 16 to 196 ft.   Size: 7.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Solitary
Diet: Zooplankton - copepods, fish eggs, crustacean larvae
Natural History: The Pascalus Anthias is a shallow-water anthias that is normally found on reef crests, faces, and slopes. It is observed to be associated with coral outcrops and caves on sloped bottoms. It usually forms large groups, consisting mostly of females and may mix with other anthias species.
Husbandry: The Pascalus Anthias is generally not tolerant of other members of their own species. It can be kept in groups of 6 or more females to prevent excessive hierarchical aggression, which is common with Pseudanthias species. This Anthias species thrives in a shallow-water reef tank. This Anthias species is not often seen in the aquarium trade.

AKA: Redfin Anthias, Peach Anthias

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