Fathead Sunburst Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 46 to 228 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: No Space: 70+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Large zooplankton, small zooplankton, and some algae
Natural History: The fathead anthias is found in along reef slopes in caves and crevices swimming upside down in groups of 2 or 3 individuals. It is generally associated with hard and soft corals.
Husbandry: It prefers dim light and is generally reclusive and thrives in an aquarium if adequate hiding places are provided. It should be housed with passive community fish. Individuals collected from deep reefs may have decompression problems and will have difficulty maintaining its buoyancy.
AKA: Hawkfish Anthias, Sunburst Anthias, Fathead Anthias
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