Sunset Anthias generally stay in the middle levels of the tank, but also require plenty of caves, ledges, and other hiding places. A 75 gallon tank will suffice for one fish, if keeping a group of one male and several females, a 125 gallon tank or larger tank is needed.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.
Once acclimated to a new aquarium, Anthias do best when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 2-3/4"