Randall's Anthias (Pseudanthisas randalli)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 49 to 390 ft. Size: 2.75 in. Jumps: No Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Randall's Anthias is found on reef dropoffs, in aggregations of more than 50 fish. It is often observed feeding near the bottom, unlike other species of anthias.
Husbandry: Randall's Anthias is a peaceful species of anthias that should only be housed with peaceful tankmates. It may refuse to feed in an aggressive community tank. A single male with several females may be housed together in larger aquariums. This anthias species is relatively rare in the aquarium hobby. It thrives best in dimly lit aquaria that simulate its natural reef lighting conditions.
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