overviewThe Blood Spot Anthias, also known as the Yellow Lined Anthias, makes a beautiful addition to the fish-only, invertebrate, or reef aquarium. Males have three yellow lines and a red spot on their dorsal fin. The red head fades to a vibrant yellow extending to the tail.
The Blood Spot Anthias does best when kept with its own species in a tank of at least 125 gallons. In their natural habitat, Yellow-Lined Anthias inhabit steep reef faces and drop-off areas. In the home aquarium, the Anthias typically dwells in the middle of a tank 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, and small quantities of food several times per day.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4" Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"