overviewThe Bartlett's Anthias is also known as the Bartletts Fairy Bass. The males have a more intense coloration with a violet body and yellow running along the back through the upper caudal lobe. The females tend to be lavender in color with a yellow back and caudal fin.
The Bartlett's Anthias does best when kept with its own species in a tank of at least 50 gallons, but is also a beautiful fish for the fish only, invertebrate, or reef aquarium. The Anthias 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, small quantities of food several times per day.
At this time we are unable to offer Bartlett Anthias by specific gender, and unfortunately cannot guarantee specific quantities of males or females. This species is purchased from the supplier overseas in quantities and not by gender, so we have available for sale what is currently harvested. Enthusiasts who wish to purchase a male and several females, please visit the Diver's Den section for harems of these fish as well as other Anthias species.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 1-1/2", Medium 1-1/2" to 2", Large 2" to 3"