:  The Anthias, Groupers
Taxonomy: Perciformes, Anthias, Groupers  (Serranidae)
General Information: The Serranidae includes the groupers and anthias, about 450 species in 64 genera, with species ranging in size from only a few inches to nearly 100 inches in length. Many species are brightly colored. They have robust body form and several rows of teeth for ambush predation. Many species start out life as females, able to change gender late in life.
Diet: All species are carnivores. Many eat crustaceans of all types. The anthias feed on plankton.
Final Note: The larger species have large tank requirements, and are generally territorial. Anthias are the small members of this family and can be tolerant of one another if kept in groups. Anthias are plankton feeders and, while some are very hardy, others are difficult to maintain in a home aquarium.

Examples at SeaScape Studio:
Barred Serrano Basslet
Bartlett's Anthias
Bimaculatus Anthias - Female
Bimaculatus Anthias - Male
Blotchy Anthias
Chalk Bass
Clown Grouper
Dispar Anthias
Fathead Sunburst Anthias
Huchtii Anthias
Indigo Hamlet
Louti Grouper
Lyretail Anthias
Lyretail Anthias (male)
Panther Grouper
Pascalus Anthias
Pixie Hawk Anthias
Polleni Grouper
Purple Queen Anthias
Randall's Anthias
Randall's Anthias
Sixline Soapfish
Square Anthias
Square Spot Anthias
Sunset Anthias
Tierra Anthias
Tiger Tuka Anthias
Tobacco Basslet
Vermilion Hind