Bimaculatus Anthias - Male (Pseudanthias bimaculatus)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 33 to 228 ft. Size: 5.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 70+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, copepods, crustacean larvae
Natural History: The Bimaculatus Anthias is found on deep reef slopes and the base of dropoffs. It is generally observed in groups of several males with many females. It has been observed to form shoals and hybridize with Pseudanthias pleurotaenia on some reefs.
Husbandry: The Bimaculatus Anthias requires high quality water conditions and a large swimming space in captivity. It should be provided with live rock for shelter. Its tankmates should be peaceful. This species will not acclimate well in aquaria with aggressive species and may hide for several days upon first introduction to a home aquarium. It acclimates best in lower light aquaria that mimic its deep-water reef conditions. Only one specimen should be housed per aquarium unless one male and 5 or more females are added simultaneously to a tank.
AKA: Twinspot Anthias, Twospot Anthias
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