overviewMale Randall's Anthias' become striped in red and magenta while females will have a yellow nose. Randall's Anthias does best when kept in a species-specific tank of at least 70 gallons, or up a minimum of a 125 gallon aquarium when maintaining a small group. Males are best kept alone with several females, or singly. This Anthias dwells toward the bottom of the tank and 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"