overviewThe Huchtii Anthias is also known as the Redcheek or Green Anthias, and originates within the reefs of Cebu and the Solomon Islands. The males are yellowish green in color with an orange stripe located just behind the eye. Their fins are outlined in an electric blue color that gives the fish a very dramatic look. The females are not as brightly colored as the males and share the same orange stripe behind the eye. They are an active species, and help to draw out shier fish within the aquarium.
The Huchtii Anthias does best when kept in an aquarium of at least 125 gallons in groups. The Anthias dwells in the middle of the aquarium but appreciates the availability of several hiding places.
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.
The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders. They prefer to be fed small quantities, several times daily.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 4"