Pixie Hawk Anthias (Plectranthias inermis)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 46 to 211 ft. Size: 2 in. Jumps: No Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Pixie Hawk Anthias is found on rubble slopes among soft and mushroom corals. This species is part of a divergent group of Anthias with a thick body, notched dorsal fin, and a square tail. They are not as aggressive as Pseudanthias. Plectranthias are small and hover just over the substrate feeding on crustaceans or small fish.
Husbandry: This is a small species and is well suited to smaller aquaria. It may require live food to acclimate, but will generally accept frozen fare afterwards. They are easily bullied by aggressive tankmates and will spend all of their time in hiding in an aggressive community tank. They are benthic, and spend their time perched on rocks or coral.
AKA: Unarmed Perchlet
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