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Bimaculatus Anthias (Pseudanthias bimaculatus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Maldives
Family: Serranidae

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The Bimaculatus Anthias is also known as the Twospot or Twinspot Anthias. The males have one or two spots on their dorsal fin, with a pink head that fades to a vibrant red extending to the tail. Irregular pink bars run horizontally along the body, making this fish one of the most gorgeous of all Anthias. The females of the species are pink with a yellow dorsal, anal and caudal fin. These unique Anthias are beautiful fish for the fish only, invertebrate, or reef aquarium.

The Bimaculatus Anthias does best when kept with its own species in a tank of at least 125 gallons. A marine species, 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.

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: Small: 2" to 3" Medium: 3" to 4" Large: 4" to 5"


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